The Shadowed Road follows the fortunes of feisty 14-year old, Selome Fekadu. She lives in rural Ethiopia and dreams of becoming a teacher. Denied the opportunity to continue her education, she runs away to the capital city, Addis Ababa. Along the way, Selome has many encounters and adventures while her angry father chases after her. The book is also part of a larger, interactive, digital educational project. The project is designed for the 21st century middle school learner. Universal themes such as global citizenship, human rights, democracy and access to education are explored in the graphic novel and in the larger project. Readers have the opportunity to decide Selome's fate by choosing an ending to the story. Take the journey with Selome as she travels along The Shadowed Road.