By Bob Lemstrom-Sheedy
Published: October 22, 2009
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Reading Level: Ages 7 and up
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Odyssey Books (October 2009)
In a Sherpa village in the foothills of Nepal’s Himalayas, seven year old Yang Ki wants to haul wood like her brother so she will grow strong enough to be a porter. “I want to talk to people on the trail and learn to speak English, and then I can be a guide”. But “girls can’t be guides,” her brother tells her. Yang Li, however, is very determined, and her resolve and bravery when she rescues her brother who is caught in a landslide, changes his perception of what girls can do.