Lesego talks with Oprah.

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Lesego's Spark
Oprah meets many girls passionate about education, but perhaps none as intense as Lesego. Embracing the upcoming interview, Lesego says, "This is my chance. I'm going to sink into it like nobody's business."

Lesego loves school and is already becoming a leader. She teaches a poetry class to other students after school. Although she lives with her father in a home with no indoor plumbing and a caved-in ceiling, she doesn't consider herself disadvantaged. "I've got this spunk," Lesego says. "I've got this flame inside me that's waiting to burst."

Oprah sees that spark during their interview as they discuss the book Lesego is currently reading: Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. "It's really fantastic," she says. "It's got that edge to it."
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