Sabrina Petithomme is twelve years old and lives in Galette Chambon. She and her best friend Murielle Bohner both asked to be on the sponsor list so that they could go to school. She has four sisters and five brothers and they all live with their parents in Galette Chambon. Her mother is a vendor and her father is deceased. Her mother has never made enough money to send all of the children in the family to school. Sabrina used to go to school, but when she reached the 4th grade, her mother had to let other children start school so she had to stop going. She wants to be a teacher when she grows up, so she really wants to finish school.