The Gabi that Girma Wore

THE GABI THAT GIRMA WORE written by Faskia Adefris and Sara Holly Ackerman and illustrated by Netsanet Tesfay

The classic cumulative tale, “The House that Jack built” gains new meaning in an Ehiopian setting where Amharic teacher Fasika Adefris and early childhood specialist Sara Holly Ackerman collaborate on THE GABI THAT GIRMA WORE, a story that begins with a seed that becomes white cotton that is harvested, woven into a Gabi that becomes a treasured family celebratory garment. Rhythms are perfect and illustrations by Netsanet Tesfay are powerful graphic testaments to community and culture. The book is available at this Indy link below.