|aLonging to read and write, but caring for her siblings after her mother's death, Nassali awakens one morning to discover that her chores have been completed by her brother, who offers her the gift of time to pursue an education
Storytelling World Award honour book 2014 Rainforest of Reading Award nominee, 2013 Young Nassali longs to read and write like her brother, but since her mother's death, Nassali is responsible for looking after her younger siblings and running the household. There is no time for books and learning. Then one day, she wakes up to discover that her chores have been taken care of. It is her first gift day. From that day on, once a week, her brother gives Nassali the gift of time so that she can pursue her dream of an education, just as her mother would have wanted.