FC: Striving for mma | Author: Amad Harris & Obina Mccinnis Illustrator: Amad Harris
1: Adaeze was a little girl who's family isn't as fortunate as others.Adaeze is unable to attend school regularly. She is often left at home to take care of her little baby siblings, Unable to fulfill her dreams of having an education. Until one day she is visited by two spirits. The spirit of good, Mma and the spirit of bad, Sleg.
2: As Adaeze sleeps she hears rumbles Who's there Adaeze says quietly, hoping her little brothers and sisters don't awake. .I am Mma. the spirit of good. I have come to tell you that like a giraffes neck, your future has many patches but is long and filled with joy. Only if you make an effort. Work hard, and try your best. You will one day attend school.
3: I am to take care of my brothers and sisters, they will not survive without me Adaeze says sadly. You are a star shining bright in the nights sky, and like a star if you shine bright enough you will be seen by everyone, given that chance and obtain your education as you so desire explains Mma.
4: I am but an 11 year old girl. How am i going to have this great future you speak of. I can not go to school. I am to sit inside all day taking care of my younger siblings.
5: " | "'Bang Bang'. Quiet you'll wake my brothers ans sisters says Adaeze cautiously. Be warned, you will be visited by another spirit. However this spirit will not be as kind, and caring as i have been explains Mma. What does that mean Adaeze says frantically. Just remember what i told you, and don't be fooled says mma.
6: The next morning Adaeze awakes, along with her 5 other brothers and sisters. A Dream...it must of been a dream says Adaeze. Spirits aren't real. How could i even think that was real Adaeze says happily
7: Off to the forest, we must find water for today says Adaeze as she pushes her siblings out the door. Adaeze forgets something so she frantically runs back to her hut. 'BANG BANG!'. WHOS THERE? screams Adaeze. I am sleg, said the spirit.
8: What Mma has told you is untrue. You have no future, and unlike the short tale Cinderella, there is no happy ending for you. You will not go to school, you will never become more than a maid toy your family and your brothers and sisters says the spirit.
9: No, mo this is not true. Those are lies. I will attend school, I must first make sure my siblings are well taken care of explains Adaeze. You're a fool. You can not possibly raise your siblings and attend school as a girl, this is simply unheard of explains the spirit.
10: You're wrong says Adaeze. I will raise my siblings, and attend school. Girl or not. ItIt may not be now or even in the next couple of years, but it will happen.You just watch.Now we gone spirit.
11: "" 'Poof', and just like that the bad spirit was gone. Adaeze stayed true to her family and siblings and although if took her 5 years, she is finally attended school and fulfilled her dream of having an education.