Awards Festival, November 8, 2014

sealOn Saturday November 8, 2014, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art (NMAA) in Washington, DC will host the 22nd annual Children’s Africana Book Awards (CABA).  CABA was created by Africa Access and the Outreach Council of the African Studies Association* to honor authors and illustrators who have produced exceptional books on Africa for young people.

Children’s Africana Book Awards Festival
Join Us!   11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Saturday November 8, 2014
Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art
950 Independence Avenue, Southwest, Washington, DC 20560
Free and Open to the Public   Registration is Requested

Awards ceremony Dance performance Book signing
Face painting Art activities Refreshments

  Celebrate the 2014 Winners

  • Desmond Tutu & Douglas Abrams, A.G. Ford (illus.) Desmond and the Very Mean Word  (Candlewick)
  • Anna Cottrell & Agbotadua Togbi Kumassah, Kwabena Poku (illus) Once Upon a Time in Ghana (Afram)
  • Monica Edinger, Robert Byrd (illus) Africa is My Home:Child of the Amistad (Candlewick)
  • Mubina Kirmani, Tony Siema (illus.) Bundle of Secrets: Savita Returns Home (Create Space)

Festival Committee

Amelia F.  Broderick Mbye Cham Nicole Lee
Deborah Menkart Annette  Wilson Percy Wilson
Ambassador Lange Schermerhorn Ambassador Mattie Sharpless

Founders of CABA

Africa Access created CABA in 1992 with the Outreach Council of the African Studies Association. The Outreach Council includes African Studies Outreach programs at Boston University, Harvard University, Indiana University, The Ohio State University, Michigan State University, University of Florida, University of California-Berkeley, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, University of Pennsylvania, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Yale University.

Our Partners

  • Turning the Page sponsors School Community Nights and gives each family a CABA book.

Become a Sponsor

Please become a sponsor and make a generous donation to support CABA. Donations will fund festival activities, airline tickets for CABA winners traveling from Africa, and two Africa Access literacy programs: Africa Book Project and Read Africa.

Sponsor Levels

Baobab Sponsor – $5,000

Your contribution of $5,000 will support Festival activities, travel expenses for CABA winners,  Africa Book Project and Read Africa.

Benefits include: 

  • Sponsor book plates in Africa Book Project donations
  • Reserved seating with CABA winners at Awards Dinner
  • Opportunity to bring greetings at Awards Dinner
  • Special Seating at CABA Ceremony
  • Acknowledgement at CABA Ceremony
  • Acknowledgement on Africa Access Website

Orchid Sponsor – $2,500

Your contribution of $2,500 will support Festival activities,  Africa Book Project, and Read Africa.

Benefits include:

  • Sponsor book plates in Africa Book Project donations
  • Reserved seating with CABA winners at Awards Dinner
  • Acknowledgement at CABA Winners’ Dinner
  • Special Seating at CABA Ceremony
  • Acknowledgement at CABA Ceremony
  • Acknowledgement on Africa Access Website

Protea Sponsor – $1,000

Your contribution of $1,000 will support Festival activities,  Africa Book Project, and Read Africa.

Benefits include:

  • Sponsor book plates in Africa Book Project donations
  • Acknowledgement at CABA Awards Dinner
  • Special Seating at CABA Ceremony
  • Acknowledgement at CABA Ceremony
  • Acknowledgement on Africa Access Website

Aloe Sponsor – $500.00

Your contribution of $500.00 will support Festival activities,  Africa Book Project and Read Africa.

Benefits will include:

  • Invitation to Awards Dinner
  • Special Seating at the CABA Ceremony
  • Acknowledgement on Africa Access Website

Hibiscus  Sponsor – $100.00

Your contribution of $100.00 will support Festival activities, Africa Book Project and Read Africa.

Benefits will include:

  • Invitation to Awards Dinner

Friend of CABA – All donations are welcome

Your contribution will support Festival activities,  Africa Book Project and Read Africa.

 

DONATE ONLINE NOW
Make a secure donation online or make your check payable to Africa Access and mail to:
Africa Access
P.O Box 8028
Silver Spring, MD 20907