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A Messob Gift to Lula’s Friend – Children Book

$17.82
This colorful and exciting picture book uses a story-based approach to introduce children about traditional basketry. The short story is about a girl named Lula who lives in a small village. She is skilled at making a traditional round basket, called a messob. This illustrated book is aimed at young children and young readers because it uses both text and illustrations to present the story. It uses simple sentence structures with fewer than 500 words and illustrations for children to enjoy reading. The story is designed to explore how traditional baskets are made. The messob is commonly used both in Ethiopian and Eritrean culture.

A Refugee’s Journey from the Democratic Republic of the Congo

$9.95
Eight-year-old Etienne and his family live in The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Kidnapped by a rebel army and forced to be a child soldier, Etienne finally escapes and is sent to a camp for freed child soldiers. He is reunited with his family who then flee the country, arriving as refugees in Canada. Interspersed with facts about the DRC and its people, this narrative tells a story common to many refugees fleeing the country. Readers will learn about the experiences of child soldiers and how they can help refugees in their communities and around the world who are struggling to find permanent homes.

A Tasty Maandazi

$13.08
The children’s book by Kwame Nyong'o series offers fresh stories about the Africa that is largely not shown. By revealing some of the multitudes of authentic and uplifting narratives from today’s continent, these children’s books are a great way for young people to embrace African culture. ‘A Tasty Maandazi’ is a delightful day-in-the-life story of a creative Kenyan boy, Musa and his quest to get his favourite treat - a maandazi! Set in the magical coastal area of Kenya, Musa is challenged to learn that getting a maandazi, the famously tasty African donuts, is not always so easy. The storybook carries the reader through a spread of lovely words and African imagery. A few Swahili terms are blended in as well, for which there is a translation dictionary. A maandazi recipe is also included so you can have fun making some at home! 36 pages with 22 colour illustrations. Recommended for ages 5-9.

Akissi: More Tales of Mischief: Akissi Book 2

$19.95
The plucky, troublemaking Akissi is back with her mischief on The Ivory Coast! This time, she has to keep herself from drowning, stand up to a bully, make peace with her arch nemesis--the prettiest girl in school, and evade a witch doctor's potion.Inspired by her childhood on The Ivory Coast, writer Marguerite Abouet takes readers on even more hilarious adventure in Akissi: Volume 2. Lessons learned along the way include being friends with people you don't like, standing up for yourself, and dealing with the consequences of your actions.The high spirited and mischievous Akissi returns for more "girls will be girls" adventures on the Ivory Coast in these previously untranslated stories.

Akissi: Tales of Mischief: Akissi Book 1

$19.79
"utterly unputdownable"—The New York TimesA Kirkus Best Book of 2018, Akissi: Tales of Mischief brings together the first volume of the hilarious and heartfelt Akissi comics by Marguerite Abouet, the award winning author of Aya of Yop City.Poor Akissi! The neighborhood cats are trying to steal her fish, her little monkey Boubou almost ends up in a frying pan, and she's nothing but a pest to her older brother Fofana. But Akissi is a true adventurer, and nothing scares her away from hilarious escapades in her modern African city. Jump into the laugh-out-loud misadadventures of Akissi in these girls-will-be-girls comics, based on author Margeurite Abouet's childhood on the Ivory Coast.

Beatrice’s Goat

$9.41
This illustrated book offers the true story of how a poor African girl was able to attend school after receiving a goat as a gift through a special international project and then sell its milk to get the money needed to buy her books. Reprint.

Cinderella of the Nile

$18.23
Beautifully retold by the award-winning author Beverley Naidoo, this earliest-known version of Cinderella is brought to life for the modern day reader. Rhodopis is a Greek girl who is sold into slavery by bandits and taken to Egypt. Along the way she becomes friends with the storyteller Aesop and a host of playful animals. Her master gives her a pair of beautiful rose-red slippers, making three other servants jealous. But when Horus, the falcon, sweeps in to steal her slipper, Rhodopis has little idea that this act will lead her to the King of Egypt.

Day of Ahmed’s Secret

$9.89
The Day of Ahmed's SecretAs young Ahmed delivers butane gas to customers all over the city of Cairo, he thinks, I have a secret. All day long, as he maneuvers his donkey cart through streets crowded with cars and camels, down alleys filled with merchants' stalls, and past buildings a thousand years old, Ahmed keeps his secret safe inside. It is so special, so wonderful, that he can reveal it only to his family, only when he returns home, only at the end of the day.

Ethiopian Voices: Tsion’s Life

$17.56
Ethiopian Voices: Tsion's Life Meet Tsion, an eleven year old Ethiopian girl as she talks about her life and her country. Stunning photographs bring the reader to Tsion s house, school, church, dinner table and more. Informative cultural facts are included. Advance Praise: The striking photographs and carefully selected domestic scenes in Tsion s Life beautifully capture the day-to-day of one Addis Ababa family. This charming book is perfect for parents and educators seeking to give children an engaging and accurate glimpse into life in Ethiopia. Rebecca Haile, Held At a Distance: My Rediscovery of Ethiopia

For You Are a Kenyan Child

$17.82
Imagine you live in a small Kenyan village, where the sun rises over tall trees filled with doves. You wake to the sound of a rooster's crow, instead of an alarm clock and the school bus. Your afternoon snack is a tasty bug plucked from the sky, instead of an apple. And rather than kicking a soccer ball across a field, you kick a homemade ball of rags down a dusty road. But despite this, things aren't that different for a Kenyan child than they would be for an American kid, are they? With so much going on around you, it's just as easy to forget what your mama asked you to do!

Goal!

$10.99
Celebrate soccer—and the World Cup!“Uplifting and inspiring, this beautifully written and illustrated book reminds us of the joys and saving grace of friendship and sport.” — Archbishop Desmond TutuIn a dusty township in South Africa, Ajani and his friends have earned a brand-new, federationsize soccer ball. They kick. They dribble. They run. They score. These clever boys are football champions! But when a crew of bullies tries to steal their ball, will Ajani and his friends be able to beat them at their own game?

Mama Panya’s Pancakes

$8.95
Mama panya's pancakes paperback book 36 pages, made with recycled paper and vegetable ink Measures approximately 25.5cm length, 24.5cm width and 0.3cm height

Mufaros Beautiful Daughter

$25.59
A Caldecott Honor and Reading Rainbow book, this memorable retelling of Cinderella is perfect for introducing children to the fairy tale as well as the history, culture, and geography of the African nation of Zimbabwe.This oversize edition (14 3/4 by 17 5/8 inches) makes it easy to share the book in a library or classroom.Inspired by a traditional African folktale, this is the story of Mufaro, who is proud of his two beautiful daughters. Nyasha is kind and considerate, but everyone—except Mufaro—knows that Manyara is selfish and bad-tempered.When the Great King decides to take a wife and invites the most worthy and beautiful daughters in the land to appear before him, Mufaro brings both of his daughters—but only one can be queen. Who will the king choose?Award-winning artist John Steptoe’s rich cultural imagery of Africa earned him the Coretta Scott King Award for Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters. The book also went on to win the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. This stunning story is a timeless treasure that readers will enjoy for generations.Coretta Scott King Award for IllustrationCaledcott HonorReading Rainbow BookBoston Globe-Horn Book

Mummies and Pyramids: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #3: Mummies in the Morning

$6.29
The #1 bestselling chapter book series of all time celebrates 25 years with new covers and a new, easy-to-use numbering system! Getting the facts behind the fiction has never looked better.  Track the facts with Jack and Annie!!   When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #3: Mummies in the Morning, they had lots of questions. Why did people make mummies? What was the mysterious writing on mummy cases? How did most ancient Egyptians spend their days? How were the pyramids built? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts. Filled with up-to-date information, photos, illustrations, and fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree House Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids to find out more about the topics they discovered in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures. And teachers can use Fact Trackers alongside their Magic Tree House fiction companions to meet common core text pairing needs.   Did you know that there’s a Magic Tree House book for every kid? Magic Tree House: Adventures with Jack and Annie, perfect for readers who are just beginning chapter books Merlin Missions: More challenging adventures for the experienced reader Super Edition: A longer and more dangerous adventure Fact Trackers: Nonfiction companions to your favorite Magic Tree House adventures Have more fun with Jack and Annie at MagicTreeHouse.com!

Njinga of Angola: Africa’s Warrior Queen

$27.88
“The fascinating story of arguably the greatest queen in sub-Saharan African history, who surely deserves a place in the pantheon of revolutionary world leaders.”―Henry Louis Gates, Jr.Though largely unknown in the West, the seventeenth-century African queen Njinga was one of the most multifaceted rulers in history, a woman who rivaled Queen Elizabeth I in political cunning and military prowess. In this landmark book, based on nine years of research and drawing from missionary accounts, letters, and colonial records, Linda Heywood reveals how this legendary queen skillfully navigated―and ultimately transcended―the ruthless, male-dominated power struggles of her time.“Queen Njinga of Angola has long been among the many heroes whom black diasporians have used to construct a pantheon and a usable past. Linda Heywood gives us a different Njinga―one brimming with all the qualities that made her the stuff of legend but also full of all the interests and inclinations that made her human. A thorough, serious, and long overdue study of a fascinating ruler, Njinga of Angola is an essential addition to the study of the black Atlantic world.”―Ta-Nehisi Coates“This fine biography attempts to reconcile her political acumen with the human sacrifices, infanticide, and slave trading by which she consolidated and projected power.”―New Yorker“Queen Njinga was by far the most successful of African rulers in resisting Portuguese colonialism… Tactically pious and unhesitatingly murderous…a commanding figure in velvet slippers and elephant hair ripe for big-screen treatment; and surely, as our social media age puts it, one badass woman.”―Karen Shook, Times Higher Education

One Hen: How One Small Loan Made a Big Difference

$19.79
Inspired by true events, One Hen tells the story of Kojo, a boy from Ghana who turns a small loan into a thriving farm and a livelihood for many. After his father died, Kojo had to quit school to help his mother collect firewood to sell at the market. When his mother receives a loan from some village families, she gives a little money to her son. With this tiny loan, Kojo buys a hen. A year later, Kojo has built up a flock of 25 hens. With his earnings Kojo is able to return to school. Soon Kojo's farm grows to become the largest in the region. Kojo's story is inspired by the life of Kwabena Darko, who as a boy started a tiny poultry farm just like Kojo's, which later grew to be the largest in Ghana, and one of the largest in west Africa. Kwabena also started a trust that gives out small loans to people who cannot get a loan from a bank. One Hen shows what happens when a little help makes a big difference. The final pages of One Hen explain the microloan system and include a list of relevant organizations for children to explore. One Hen is part of CitizenKid: A collection of books that inform children about the world and inspire them to be better global citizens.

One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia

$25.73
The inspiring true story of how one African woman began a movement to recycle the plastic bags that were polluting her community. Plastic bags are cheap and easy to use. But what happens when a bag breaks or is no longer needed? In Njau, Gambia, people simply dropped the bags and went on their way. One plastic bag became two. Then ten. Then a hundred. The bags accumulated in ugly heaps alongside roads. Water pooled in them, bringing mosquitoes and disease. Some bags were burned, leaving behind a terrible smell. Some were buried, but they strangled gardens. They killed livestock that tried to eat them. Something had to change. Isatou Ceesay was that change. She found a way to recycle the bags and transform her community. This inspirational true story shows how one person's actions really can make a difference in our world.

Royal Diaries: Nzingha: Warrior Queen of Matamba, Angola, Africa, 1595

$29.84
As the Portuguese slave traders find their way to the city of Angola in West Africa, young Nzinga, daughter of King Kiluanji, must face up to the dangers around her and find a way to help lead her father's people through this tragic period. 125,000 first printing.

Seaside Dream

$24.14
Grandma's house is overflowing with family and friends. Tomorrow is Grandma's birthday, and everyone is getting ready for the beachside party. Cora can't wait—but what will she give Grandma? She can't think of anything special enough. Cora knows her grandmother still misses her home country, Cape Verde. Could Cora's gift help her reconnect with faraway family she has not seen in decades? After a nighttime walk on the beach with Grandma, Cora has a dream that sparks an idea for the perfect birthday present— one that both of them will always remember. Seaside Dream is a loving celebration of the strength of family bonds that transcend age and distance. Set in a lush, coastal neighborhood, this touching, intergenerational story warmly depicts the treasured relationship between a child and a grandparent and the joy of giving from the heart.

Senegal

$14.99
Aminata's mornings are very busy! She takes a taxi brousse (colorful bus) from her village all the way to school, and there are lots of stops along the way. Readers of this captivating book will follow Aminata as she travels across Senegal's breathtaking landscape. They'll pass by vibrant villages, nature reserves, and bustling markets. They'll also learn about the food, music, games, clothing, language, religion, and history of Senegal along the way. Gorgeous illustrations transport readers to this vivid, awe-inspiring country. A beautiful exploration of Senegalese culture, this delightful story is sure to captivate even reluctant readers.

Senegal (On the Way to School)

$27.05
Aminata's mornings are very busy! She takes a taxi brousse (colorful bus) from her village all the way to school, and there are lots of stops along the way. Readers of this captivating book will follow Aminata as she travels across Senegal's breathtaking landscape. They'll pass by vibrant villages, nature reserves, and bustling markets. They'll also learn about the food, music, games, clothing, language, religion, and history of Senegal along the way. Gorgeous illustrations transport readers to this vivid, awe-inspiring country. A beautiful exploration of Senegalese culture, this delightful story is sure to captivate even reluctant readers.

Shaka: King of the Zulus

$9.42
Born in 1787, Shaka was just a boy when he and his mother were banished from their tiny Zulu clan, one among many clans that dotted the hillsides of southern Africa. By sheer will and military genius Shaka rose to lead a mighty nation, but he never forgot his outcast childhood. A New York Times Best Illustrated Book and Notable Book of the Year.

Sing to the Moon

$18.85
For one little Ugandan boy, no wish is too big. First he dreams of reaching the stars and then of riding a supernova straight to Mars. But on a rainy day at his grandfather's house, he is brought down to earth with a bump. Do adventures only happen in galaxies far away or can he find magic a little closer to home? A touching story of a grandfather's love for his grandson and the quiet pleasures of a rainy day.

The Adventures of Obi and Titi: The Hidden Temple of Ogiso

$9.99
Book #1 - The Adventures of Obi and Titi: The Hidden Temple of Ogiso It seemed like another ordinary day for Obi and Titi, but a harmless game of hide and seek and the discovery of a magical map were about to change their lives forever. Under the instruction of the Oba (king), they snuck out of the city. It was no longer safe for them there, but neither was the journey ahead.The survival of the kingdom would now depend on them, if only they could raise the great walls of Benin from the ground. But, can a wall really save their beloved kingdom or are the dangers that lurk within far greater?The Adventures of Obi and Titi is a chapter book series that uses a blend of fact and fiction to teach African history and culture, while taking its readers on an unforgettable journey across ancient Africa.At the end of each book you will find a vocabulary and a list of African facts to support learning and further discussion. Free activity sheets and other learning materials can be found on our website.Book #1 - The Adventures of Obi and Titi: The Hidden Temple of OgisoBook #2 - The Adventures of Obi and Titi: The Traveller's PendantBook #3 - The Adventures of Obi and Titi: The Black OkutaBook #4 - The Adventures of Obi and Titi: Queen Idia's MaskBook #5 - The Adventures of Obi and Titi: Shango's Axe of ThunderBook #6 - The Adventures of Obi and Titi: The Great Walls of Benin

The Best Beekeeper of Lalibela: A Tale from Africa

$11.53
Long ago in the mountains of Ethiopia, the bees arrived in Lalibela, and people poured in from all around to procure their sweet honey. A young girl named Almaz vows one day her honey will be the best of all. When she shares her dream with the current beekeepers, they laugh her away and tell her it’s men’s work. Almaz is determined to prove them all wrong, but she can barely climb the trees to reach the hives. The men think she’s learned her lesson, but they don’t know Almaz. She’s steadfast in her pursuit of the honey. In this spirited text by Cristina Kessler, with stunning illustrations from Leonard Jenkins, perseverance is the key to achieving one’s dreams.

The Girl In The New Dress

$11.98
Lulu is a lovely little girl who lives with her granny who can't afford to buy her new clothes. One day Lulu get's laughed at by some friends for wearing old clothes. She comes up with a very brilliant idea to get herself a new dress. A very creative one indeed.

The Girl Who Buried Her Dreams in a Can: A True Story

$20.78
An inspirational picture book autobiography from Oprah Winfrey’s "All-Time Favorite Guest”  This is the story of a little girl with big dreams.All the girl ever wanted was an education. But in Rhodesia, education for girls was nearly impossible. So she taught herself to read and write with her brother’s schoolbooks and to count while watching cattle graze. When the girl became a young wife and mother, she wrote her goals on a scrap of paper and buried them in a can—an ancient ritual that reminded her that she couldn't give up on her dreams.She dreamed of going to America and earning one degree; then a second, even higher; and a third, the highest. And she hoped to bring education to all the girls and boys of her village.Would her dreams ever come true?Illustrated with Jan Spivey Gilchrist’s graceful watercolors, Dr. Tererai Trent’s true story of perseverance is sure to inspire readers of all ages.

The Great Cake Mystery: Precious Ramotswe’s Very First Case

$7.91
THE NO. 1 LADIES’ DETECTIVE AGENCY - Young Readers Fans around the world adore the bestselling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, the basis of the HBO TV show, and its proprietor Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s premier lady detective.  In this charming series, Mma  Ramotswe navigates her cases and her personal life with wisdom, and good humor—not to mention help from her loyal assistant, Grace Makutsi, and the occasional cup of tea.  Have you ever said to yourself, Wouldn’t it be nice to be a detective? This is the story of an African girl who says just that. Her name is Precious. When a piece of cake goes missing from her classroom, a traditionally built young boy is tagged as the culprit. Precious, however, is not convinced. She sets out to find the real thief. Along the way she learns that your first guess isn’t always right. She also learns how to be a detective.

The Maker of Oils: A Nigerian Tale About Giving (Bedtimes Story Fiction Children’s Picture Book)

$11.77
Once a year, Mr. Sola visits this industrious village to enjoy colorful dancing, eat great Nigerian foods and buy a finely crafted gift for his beloved wife. Little Kimi is so excited about the party, she asked her parents if they too could attend. Kemi's father, a proud fruit peddler knows they have nothing fancy enough to sale at the gift buying party so they decide a give, Mr. Sola, a unique gift not made with hands. When the artisan neighbors find out what the happy family has done for Mr. Sola, they make the family the laughing stock of the village. After all, Mr. Sola only wants the best. However, to everyone's surprise, this year, Mr. Sola is not interested in eating, dancing or buying a finely crafted gift. He's on a quest for a rare perfumed oil that has long disappeared, and he won't stop till he finds it. Will Kemi’s father rely on his past skills as an oil maker to help Mr. Sola find his rare fragrance? Or will everyone, including Mr. Sola discover, the best gifts in life are those not made with hands?

The Mysterious Melody: Longlisted for the Diverse Book Awards 2020

$12.86
Pamwe! Twins Naniso and Shinga live in England. They find each other annoying, but when it comes to the crunch, they always have each other's back. When they are both awakened in the early hours of the morning by a mysterious melody, they join forces to find the source. With a little help from some unlikely friends, they find the origin of the sound, open a portal to their Zimbabwean heritage and begin a journey of discovery into what makes them who they are!

The Red Bicycle: The Extraordinary Story of One Ordinary Bicycle

$19.79
In this unique nonfiction picture book, the main character is a bicycle that starts its life like so many bicycles in North America, being owned and ridden by a young boy. The boy, Leo, treasures his bicycle so much he gives it a name -- Big Red. But eventually Leo outgrows Big Red, and this is where the bicycle's story takes a turn from the everyday, because Leo decides to donate it to an organization that ships bicycles to Africa. Big Red is sent to Burkina Faso, in West Africa, where it finds a home with Alisetta, who uses it to gain quicker access to her family's sorghum field and to the market. Then, over time, it finds its way to a young woman named Haridata, who has a new purpose for the bicycle -- renamed Le Grand Rouge -- delivering medications and bringing sick people to the hospital. This book makes an excellent choice for cultural studies classes; author Jude Isabella has provided several terrific suggestions in the back of the book for projects large and small, while a map shows the distance the bicycle traveled across the Atlantic Ocean. Award-winning illustrator Simone Shin's digitally composed artwork includes evocative depictions of Alisetta's and Haridata's communities in rural Africa, creating vivid comparisons between Leo's life and their lives. Youngsters will learn how different the world is for those who rely on bicycles as a mode of transportation, and how one ordinary bicycle -- and a child's desire to make a difference -- can change lives across the world. This book also offers an excellent opportunity for expanding character education lessons on caring, compassion and empathy to include the wider world.

The Red Pencil

$21.76
"Amira, look at me," Muma insists.She collects both my hands in hers."The Janjaweed attack without warning.If ever they come-- run."Finally, Amira is twelve. Old enough to wear a toob, old enough for new responsibilities. And maybe old enough to go to school in Nyala-- Amira's one true dream.But life in her peaceful Sudanese village is shattered when the Janjaweed arrive. The terrifying attackers ravage the town and unleash unspeakable horrors. After she loses nearly everything, Amira needs to dig deep within herself to find the strength to make the long journey-- on foot-- to safety at a refugee camp. Her days are tough at the camp, until the gift of a simple red pencil opens her mind-- and all kinds of possibilities.New York Times bestselling and Coretta Scott King Award-winning author Andrea Davis Pinkney's powerful verse and Coretta Scott King Award-winning artist Shane W. Evans's breathtaking illustrations combine to tell an inspiring tale of one girl's triumph against all odds.

The Soccer Fence: A story of friendship, hope, and apartheid in South Africa

$23.99
In a country struggling with acceptance, hope can come in many different forms. As a boy, Hector loved playing soccer in his small Johannesburg township. He dreamed of playing on a real pitch with the boys from another part of the city, but apartheid made that impossible. Then, in 1990, Nelson Mandela was released from prison, and apartheid began to crumble. The march toward freedom in South Africa was a slow one, but when the beloved Bafana Bafana national soccer team won the African Cup of Nations, Hector realized that dreams once impossible could now come true. This poignant story of friendship artfully depicts a brief but critical moment in South Africa’s history and the unique role that sports can play in bringing people together.

The Village of Round and Square Houses

$53.60
The village of Tos is like no other village in the world, for in this village the women live in round houses and the men live in square ones. The story of how this came to be is told from the point of view of a young girl who grew up there.Ann Grifalconi's bold, dynamic art and rhythmic storytelling recreate this world and make The Village of Round and Square Houses a perfect book for reading aloud.

When Love Walked The Earth: An African Myth Retold By

$17.01
Love Still Walks The Earth and it will follow you all the days of your life. Available in Large Print! Featured as a book to read in, READ THE WORLD: BOOKS ABOUT AFRICA FOR KIDSNovember 26, 2018, https://kidworldcitizen.org/books-about-africa-for-kids/A beautiful, mythological story that will enhance a study of: “Ancient civilizations and storytelling about superheroes. Kindergarten classes love to learn all the facts and big names. Seeing their smiling faces you know that “love walks the earth” and so it will” ...Books2Read“An interesting and lovely book about love. The illustrations were beautiful, and the book is one that belongs in a collection of stories for a child or adult”. Mary Griffith Chalupsky, AuthorWhen Love Walked the Earth: An African Myth is an story set in Egypt. “This book is filled with helpful information, including maps, vocabulary words, teaching guides, and constellations. The myth is thoroughly researched, as seen through the list of relevant references. Each portion of the myth is accompanied by a watercolor”. When Love Walked the Earth, tells the story of king Osiris’ crusade to spread love around the world; The challenges his son faces to become the king; And the miraculous power of his queen. It is filled with surprising information about Africa. This is such a touching story! One cannot help but fall in love with the book.After you read the book, please leave a review on my www.amazon.com/when-love-walked-earth-african/dp/0692109056/ page and I would appreciate it if you would subscribe to my email list at www.evaharleychiphe.com for a free audiobook after the purchase of the paperback version.