Tag Archives: Tanzania

Happy International Day of the Girl

A few years ago, I wrote the following article for the wonderful website A Mighty Girl about the real-life stories that inspired me to write  A Girl Called Problem and how they relate directly to the International Day of the … Continue reading

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Nyerere is Back!

Tanzanians recently elected a new president, John Magufuli, and people are excited. Magufuli grew up herding cattle for his poor family, and he seems bent on putting a stop to corrupt spending. Right after he was sworn in, Magufuli slashed … Continue reading

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Letters from Readers!

I got a large envelope filled with wonderful letters in the mail last week. The authors of these letters were 5th-grade students in Ms. Jackson’s class at Old Town Elementary School here in Maine. They asked many wonderful questions, several … Continue reading

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Skype Chat with Friends Select School

Friends Select Middle School in Philadelphia adopted A Girl Called Problem as their core summer reader. I had the good fortune to chat with students over Skype this last week. We talked about the book, living in Tanzania, and my … Continue reading

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The Story Behind A Girl Called Problem

My wonderful agent, Sara Crowe, asked me to write a short piece about the origins of A Girl Called Problem. The full story is on Sara’s blog, Crowe’s Nest. Here’s a short excerpt to get you started: I moved to Tanzania, East … Continue reading

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