Lillian The Tiriki Girl – Braille Edition

Our debut story is now available in braille! For curious young minds who have a thirst for learning about their world, this is a heart-warming story that shows what it’s like to grow up in Kenya. 

Lillian Shirayar Mang’ong’o is my maker and the star of my world, who shares her real-life experiences, kid-to-kid, heart-to-heart. Off the page, Lillian is now grown up and doing life-changing work helping girls find safe places to thrive across Kenya. Each copy of her story purchased helps to support Lillian’s work. 

We’ve teamed up with Braille By Luca to bring this special braille edition to life! Each page has been translated via custom made transparent stickers, which are hand-applied on top of the illustrations. This means that the story can be read in both via the English text and braille.

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Details 🔍

• 34 pages of beautiful, joyful illustrations showing a glimpse of life in Eldoret, Kenya

• 19cm x 20cm hardcover edition, printed carbon-neutrally on Wurundjeri Country (Melbourne), made to last with sustainably sourced paper and vegetable inks

• Translated into braille with custom transparent stickers hand-applied to each page

• A heart-warming story that celebrates our differences along with our similarities

• Bonus pages with conversation starters and activity ideas to nurture learning

• Individuals participating in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and who are responsible for managing their own plan, either through self-management or planning management, may get the book funded

• These beautiful books are individually crafted per order. Allow 7 days for the book to ship

Origin & Maker 🌍

Our author, Lillian, is a Tiriki woman of the Luhya people in Kenya. She’s a dedicated change-maker who works in Nairobi as a family tracer. That means she helps to rehabilitate and reconnect girls who’ve been separated from their families with a safe place to call home.

We worked with Puerto Rican illustrator, Mónica Paola Rodríguez, to bring the story to life. 

Our braille translations are done by the wonderful Braille By Luca.

The book is printed in, and distributed from, Wurundjeri Country (Melbourne, Australia).

Impact 🔥

• A built-in donation (10% of revenue, 50% of profits) to support now-grown-up Lillian’s work in Nairobi – helping girls who’ve been separated from their families find safe places to thrive again.

• A second donation (of 1% revenue, each) to two Aboriginal-owned and led organisations, in acknowledgement that we live and work on stolen lands: Pay The Rent and Children’s Ground.

• One tree planted, to support reforestation projects across Australia

Additional information

Weight0.3 kg
Dimensions19 × 20 × 1 cm


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