Winda S. is a bright thirteen year old who lives in Galette Chambon with her four younger sisters and two big brothers. They all live with their mother who tries to support the whole family by selling fruit when she can. She doesn’t make enough money to support all of her children, so some of them help her work while others try to go to school. Last year Widna got to go to school, but this year, Widna might have to sit out while one of her sisters goes to school. Widna hates that she and her siblings can’t all go to school at the same time, but she understands that her mother does the best she can to just help them survive. It hurts Widna to watch her mother struggle so. Widna’s favorite subjects in school are French, Creole, and Mathematics. When she grows up, she wants to become a nurse so that she can help people who are sick.