Georgie Badiel, The Water Princess

Special After School Storytime

Georgie Badiel
The Water Princess

Monday, March 11, 3:30pm

Based on supermodel Georgie Badiel’s childhood, a young girl dreams of bringing clean drinking water to her African village

With its wide sky and warm earth, Princess Gie Gie’s kingdom is a beautiful land. But clean drinking water is scarce in her small African village. And try as she might, Gie Gie cannot bring the water closer; she cannot make it run clearer. Every morning, she rises before the sun to make the long journey to the well. Instead of a crown, she wears a heavy pot on her head to collect the water. After the voyage home, after boiling the water to drink and clean with, Gie Gie thinks of the trip that tomorrow will bring. And she dreams. She dreams of a day when her village will have cool, crystal-clear water of its own.

Inspired by the childhood of African–born model Georgie Badiel, acclaimed author Susan Verde and award-winning author/illustrator Peter H. Reynolds have come together to tell this moving story. As a child in Burkina Faso, Georgie and the other girls in her village had to walk for miles each day to collect water. This vibrant, engaging picture book sheds light on this struggle that continues all over the world today, instilling hope for a future when all children will have access to clean drinking water.


 

Event date: 
Monday, March 11, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Event address: 
54 Fairfield St.
Watchung Plaza
Montclair, NJ 07042
The Water Princess Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399172588
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - September 13th, 2016