My Name is Blessing

(2013)
My Name is Blessing

 

Born with two fingers on his right hand and none on his left, his mother named him Muthini, which means suffering. He lives with his Grandmother and eight of his cousins. There are cruel taunts from the villagers and never enough food, but his Grandmother, his Nyanya, loves him very much. Still, nine is too many when food is scarce and Muthini is the youngest. So, one day, his Grandmother takes him to a school to see if there is a place for him there.

Based on the true story of a family in Kenya, this picture book tells a story of hope in troubled times and of how a life can be changed from one of suffering to one of blessing.

 

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