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.
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.
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.
La vie de Sunny, douze ans, n'a rien d'un éden. Née aux Etats-Unis de parents nigérians, elle a grandi entre deux mondes, sans jamais se sentir chez elle dans aucun d'eux. Elle vient tout juste de rentrer au pays et, bien qu'elle parle couramment la langue locale, son accent américain fait d'elle une étrangère. Comme si ce n'était pas suffisant, Sunny est albinos. Sunny en a assez d'être celle qu'on pointe toujours du doigt. Mais ne se sentir chez soi nulle part ne veut pas dire qu'il n'existe pas une place à prendre quelque part dans le monde. Et tant pis si conquérir cette place implique d'utiliser un pouvoir immense, plus ancien que le verbe, que l'univers lui-même ou que le commencement absolu. Un pouvoir qui pourrait bien l'amener à croiser la route du mal originel. Un pouvoir dont dépend le destin du monde tout entier.
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.
All aboard for the Bobo Road! Fatima and Galo load the luggage while their dad Big Ali drives the bus. Help count bikes, sacks of rice, melons and even goats and chickens as the bus travels past Gurunsi houses, the hippo lake, waterfalls and jungle, all the way to Bobo. With the authentic setting in Burkina Faso drawn from the author's own experience, this is a wonderfully fun introduction for small children to an amazing culture.
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.
It's a holiday and there is no school. Bobo goes out to play with his friends Tutu and Bumba. Guess how much fun they had.
"Meet Tomi Adeyemi--the new J.K. Rowling. (Yep, she's that good)." --Entertainment WeeklyAfter battling the impossible, Zélie and Amari have finally succeeded in bringing magic back to the land of Orïsha. But the ritual was more powerful than they could've imagined, reigniting the powers of not only the maji, but of nobles with magic ancestry, too. Now, Zélie struggles to unite the maji in an Orïsha where the enemy is just as powerful as they are. But when the monarchy and military unite to keep control of Orïsha, Zélie must fight to secure Amari's right to the throne and protect the new maji from the monarchy's wrath.With civil war looming on the horizon, Zélie finds herself at a breaking point: she must discover a way to bring the kingdom together or watch as Orïsha tears itself apart.Children of Virtue and Vengeance is the stunning sequel to Tomi Adeyemi's New York Times-bestselling debut Children of Blood and Bone, the first book in the Legacy of Orïsha trilogy.Praise for Children of Blood and Bone "Poses thought-provoking questions about race, class and authority that hold up a warning mirror to our sharply divided society." -The New York Times"The next big thing in literature and film." --Ebony"A fast-paced, excellently crafted hero's journey...populated with compelling and nuanced black characters." -NPR"A debut novel that is nearly impossible to put down."-USA Today
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.
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.
"Poetic language, attractive illustrations and a positive message about Islam, without any didacticism: a wonderful combination," declares Kirkus Reviews in a starred review.Lalla lives in the Muslim country of Mauritania, and more than anything, she wants to wear a malafa, the colorful cloth Mauritanian women, like her mama and big sister, wear to cover their heads and clothes in public. But it is not until Lalla realizes that a malafa is not just worn to show a woman's beauty and mystery or to honor tradition—a malafa for faith—that Lalla's mother agrees to slip a long cloth as blue as the ink in the Koran over Lalla's head, under her arm, and round and round her body. Then together, they pray. An author's note and glossary are included in the back of the book.