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In a village on the slopes of Mount Kenya, a little girl worked in the fields with her mother. She worried as she saw the big forests disappearing, but she knew the power of a tiny seed...

Download and read in English below, and in Afrikaans, Français, isiXhosa, isiZulu, Sepedi or Sesotho here: A Tiny Seed

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Created by Maya Marshak (Illustrator) and Nicola Rijsdijk (Writer)

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This story is brought to you by Book Dash, a local organisation that gathers creative volunteers to create new African storybooks that anyone can freely print, translate and distribute.

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