Centuries and continents separate the five girls of the Girlhood JourneysTM Collection; Kai, Marie, Shannon, Juliet and Isabella. They share high spirits and a love of adventure that make them not all that different from you and your friends. Collect all their stories and discover the excitement of their worlds.
Kai - A Mission for Her Village, Africa 1440
Kai isn't like the other girls in her Yoruba village of Ife. The boys tease her because she can run faster than they can. Even her best friend, Aisha, can't understand Kai's desire to learn how to make the beautiful terra cotta masks and bronze figures for which Yoruba craftsmen are celebrated, an art women in Ife are forbidden to learn.
When a blight on the yam crop threatens the tribe with starvation, the Oni, the ruler of Ife, chooses Kai to take a message to a distant village. But instead of the trusted Aisha, Kai must share the dangerous mission with her vain, lazy older sister Jamila. With words of wisdom and encouragement from their granny Nalo, the village headmother, the girls set out on their four day journey through the dense forest and grasslands-a journey that will change Kai's relationship with her sister forever, and bring her closer to realizing her dream.