One day in a village in the Republic of Uganda, Sanyu and his sister, Masani, find out that they are not going to school. Instead, they have to fetch water for their family. So Sanyu and Masani persist through the hard conditions of the walk—hot weather, a long distance, and toil—in order to collect the water from the river. However, the next morning, the family unexpectedly wakes up on the brink of death. What has happened to the family? What will their fate be?
100% of sale proceeds are donated to the Thirst Project, a nonprofit organization whose aim is to terminate the Global Water Crisis by building freshwater wells in communities that need safe, clean drinking water.
● "I really hope to see this added to the libraries of schools worldwide, there's a very important lesson to be learned here. Beautifully illustrated and worded to hold the interest of young children. This book is gorgeous. I'm really happy to have purchased this paperback, I'm planning on grabbing a few more for the local library. There's even a list of organizations that take donations for clean water projects in the back. This is a must purchase book for anyone with younglings!"
- Lucid Quill, Book Reviewer
● "Beautifully illustrated and poignantly told, 𝘐𝘯 𝘉𝘢𝘥 𝘞𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘳 would be a perfect way for a parent or a teacher to introduce young children to the struggle that many children have in accessing clean water. What I particularly liked about this book are the footnotes. Rather than simply adding interesting information that is relevant to that point in the story, the footnotes actually serve as a way for parents or teachers to post discussion questions to children (for example, “How do you think dirty water makes it harder to have good food?” Children will empathize with the brother and sister at the center of this story, and notice that even though their struggles are many, their family bond is illustrated in in the same way it is illustrated throughout the world; spending time with each other as they see friends, share meals, and pass culture through music and dance. This picture book will challenge your child to learn, identify problems, and believe they can help facilitate solutions."
- Anila P., Human Development Professor
● "Access to clean water and basic sanitation is a basic human right, yet somehow despite living in an incredible world of technology and luxury, millions of people wake up every day not knowing where their next drink will come from. The book delivers such an important message in a format easy for young kids to understand and comprehend. Must read for all kids. Parents, I highly encourage you to get this book for your children. Kudos to the young author!"
- Hiren C., parent of twins