Her Own Two Feet: A Rwandan Girl’s Brave Fight to Walk, by Meredith Davis and Rebeka Uwitonze, is a true story of a little girl who couldn’t walk for a very long time.
Rebeka was born with arthrogryposis, a disease that affects your joints. For years, she crawled to get places because of her twisted feet. When she was 9, she got the chance to fly to America so that doctors could help treat her feet. She met a kindhearted family who took her in while she had her surgeries. She tried new foods, like a lemon that was “bright as the petals of sunflowers in Rwanda.” Her journey is epic and everyone should read it.
I really loved this story because it is so inspiring. It is about acceptance and faith and being yourself. It shows everyone that anything is possible. Also, I loved how the authors put in pictures of Rebeka, because it helped me visualize things a little better, even though the authors also put in a lot of detail about the settings. I could hear kids yelling and water splashing when they were at the beach.
I recommend this book to readers ages 9 and up. It is similar to a book I reviewed called Emmanuel’s Dream. If you liked that one, you will like this book.
This book was great! I rate it four out of four roses!