This site has limited support for your browser. We recommend switching to Edge, Chrome, Safari, or Firefox.

✨ Help us launch our newest story! ✨

🇲🇽 Learn about Xaneri's book 🇲🇽

📚 Pre-orders now open! 📚

Zoom Lillian The Tiriki Girl - Braille Edition
Zoom Lillian The Tiriki Girl - Braille Edition
Zoom Lillian The Tiriki Girl - Braille Edition

Lillian The Tiriki Girl - Braille Edition

$44.00
Subscription Save

Description

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.

 

 

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

• Recipe card with little-person-friendly instructions to make a Kenyan dish

• 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

Lillian The Tiriki Girl - Braille Edition

$44.00

FAQ

Are you a social enterprise?

Yes! We believe in business being a force for good: so we've embedded donations towards social and environmental causes in each of our products. At least 10% of your purchase goes back into supporting the community where your product originated. Plus we plant a tree for every product purchased. See the Impact tab above for details specific to each of our handcrafted products.

Are your products plastic-free?

Absolutely! We're passionate about taking care of our world so it's in good shape for the next generation. Everything in our products, packaging and shipping materials are plastic-free and either fully recyclable or compostable. To make it super easy, you'll find a guide inside each parcel about how you can reuse or recycle the packaging.

How can I request a new language?

We love hearing what languages you'd like to see more of in our range! You can tell us what you're looking for here. As an organisation that deeply values and relies on feedback from our community, we take these requests very seriously!

I want to send this as a gift!

Well, aren't you nice! We'd love to help you send a little parcel of delight to someone special in your life. Each of our products comes wrapped in beautiful tissue paper, but if you want something extra jazzy, check out our premium gift wrap and card options here.

Can I carry your products in my store?

We love partnering with like-minded businesses who are passionate about heart-warming and impactful toys, books and games. If that sounds like you, reach out and start a conversation with us at: wholesale@smallfires.co

Shipping

Carbon Neutral Shipping

Rest easy. We've searched high and low for carriers that are carbon neutral from our door to yours. No footprints are harmed in the shipping of our delightful parcels!

Thoughtful Packaging

Our packaging is either fully recyclable or compostable. To make it super easy, you'll find a guide inside each parcel about how you can reuse or recycle the materials.

Next Day Dispatch

We try (where possible) to get your parcel on the road on the same day it's ordered. When we can't make that magic happen, our orders go out on the following day.

About Us

Mixing Purpose & Profit

We’re a social enterprise that makes toys, books and games to delightfully spark curiosity and celebrate diversity. We’re dedicated to reflecting all children in our range and focus on multi-lingual products to make our range as accessible as possible.

Empowering Makers

We believe that power shared is power well used. That's why our business model embeds profit sharing and supporting makers, who are small (usually women-led) businesses - just like us!

Role Modelling Sustainability

We are constantly learning and tweaking the way we make, sell and ship our range, in order to nurture and restore our planet. As much as we can, we try and share our secrets so others can follow our steps.

Meet Lillian Shirayar Mang'ong'o

Lillian is a Tiriki woman of the Luhya people in Kenya and is the author of this story. She’s a dedicated change-maker who works in Nairobi as a family tracer. This means she helps to rehabilitate and reconnect girls who've been separated from their families with a safe place to call home. With every book purchased, you’re not only learning about Lillian’s Kenya, in her own words, but helping to provide a sustainable source of income for her impact-driven work.

learn more

Meet, Braille By Luca

After finishing school in 2020 he and his family wanted to put his knowledge and love of Braille to good use by creating a business that would specialize in providing Braille services. And so "Braille by Luca" was born.

Luca has been blind from early childhood and had a few stumbling blocks thrown in his way during his life. He started learning Braille from his early primary years and was instantly fascinated by how it opened up a brand new world for him. This experience has been the motivation behind sharing Braille with all people, not just the vision impaired.

learn more

Cart

No more products available for purchase

Your cart is currently empty.