'My Rows and Piles of Coins' by Tololwa M. Mollel, Illustrated by E. B. Lewis
Set in Tanzania during the 1960s, this delightful tale follows the life of Saruni, a young
Set in Tanzania during the 1960s, this delightful tale follows the life of Saruni, a young boy with big plans to purchase a red-and-blue bicycle. He hopes to use the bicycle to help his mother carry her heavy loads to and from the market but meets disappointment when he realizes his “secret money stash” won’t be nearly enough. Saruni, however, gets a bicycle due to an unexpected gift from his father. Young boys will learn that in the end perseverance and determination can help them overcome any obstacle in their path.