Her Own Two Feet: A Rwandan Girl's Brave Fight to Walk

Scholastic, October 2019

Based on a true story, Rebeka Uwitonze left her family and came to America for surgery on her club feet at age nine. After thirty-one casts and fifty-eight hospital visits, Rebeka returned to her family in Rwanda walking on her own two feet, a different girl inside and out.


“…the authors sensitively convey Uwitonze’s wealth of strength through adversity and the familial love…that helped her navigate her experience.”

– Publisher’s Weekly, starred review

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