Will You Marry Me?

by Akinyi Williams



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/18/2024

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 34
ISBN : 9781665752022
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 34
ISBN : 9781665752008
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 34
ISBN : 9781665752015

About the Book

Nandi is seven. She has read about weddings in fairy tales and is ready for her own. She thinks she has her prince picked out: Oku. But she soon learns that Oku has a list of demands that she needs to meet before he will even consider it.

Oku says that she is neither tall enough nor strong enough. She can’t cook or clean well enough; she does not have enough money in her piggy bank. She isn’t organized enough to make a good bride for him someday. In her determination to get her fairy-tale wedding, Nandi pushes her creativity and gets tangled up trying to prove herself to Oku, who is happy to take advantage of her desperation. But a surprising discovery helps her solve her unique dilemma. Nandi, frustrated and fatigued, learns that Oku is not perfect either, and—more importantly—her future prince may need to do nice things for her to gain her own acceptance instead of the other way around. She realizes she doesn’t have to change a thing about herself for others to accept her.

In this children’s story, a young girl determined to get her fairy-tale wedding tries everything to please her chosen prince and learns an important lesson along the way.

About the Author

Akinyi Williams is CEO of Hope for the Child Inc, a Minnesota non-profit she founded in 2007 whose mission is to provide access to education for the poor. She is Chief Education Officer for a network of community schools in Kenya. Akinyi has an MBA from the University of Minnesota where she is faculty and serves on the advisory board of Carlson Global Institute. She has a M. Ed from Harvard University and runs a lending firm for alternative real estate financing in Minnesota where she lives with her husband and their two children.