by Jill Apperson Manly
Nothando’s Journey is a journey in self-discovery told through the eyes of a young girl named Nothando.
The book tells of the Reed Festival, an important celebration in Nothando’s country of Swaziland in Southern Africa. Nothando and her brother venture into the unknown hills, in order to get to the festival on time.
As Nothando explores the hills of Swaziland, she visits with various animals—Nothando moves freely with the animals, and begins to become comfortable with who she is.
By the end of the book, the reader will soon learn that Nothando is “grateful to be Nothando.”