My sisters Tiyamike, 6 (Hiding behind Guess How Much I Love You?) and Rose, 12 (Holding Katie the Windmill Cat) and my cousins with their first books. Because most people can’t afford private books in Malawi, children can go through all of primary school without reading anything beyond their school primers and textbooks. Some well-wishers sent many childrens’ books that are written or take place in countries around Africa in addition to English and American classics such as Where the Wild Things Are. All the children in my neighborhood, most of whom are cousins or sisters share these new books.