There are no Barbie dolls here. No plastic fire engines. No Lego sets. In this Johannesburg township that is racked by Aids deaths and crushing poverty, buying your child a toy is not a priority — not even at Christmas. Lesand’s mother died of Aids. Her father was shot by the police. But one day, her grandmother, who works as a maid, took Lesand to the centre for bread. And that’s when she discovered a place that would change her life: the toy library.