When Morning Comes

Title: When Morning Comes Author: Arushi Raina Genre: Fiction / YA Release Date: 2016-05 Pages: 210 When Morning Comes is written from the points-of-view of four young people living in Johannesburg and its black township, Soweto in 1976. Through the eyes of Zanele, a black female student organiser, Mina, of South Asian background working at…

Baby Goes to Market

Title: Baby Goes to Market Author: Atinuke Genre: Juvenile Fiction / Picture Book Publisher: Candlewick Press Release Date: September 5, 2017 Pages: 32 Join Baby and his doting mama at a bustling southwest Nigerian marketplace for a bright, bouncy read-aloud offering a gentle introduction to numbers. Market is very crowded. Mama is very busy. Baby…

Olokun of the Galaxy

Title: Olokun of the Galaxy Author: Esther Iverem Publisher: Seeing Black Press Release Date: 2017 Pages: Unpaged Olokun of the Galaxy” is a poetry and visual arts book that tells the story of an African spirit of the deepest ocean. Olokun is born when Earth’s oceans are born, s/he witnesses the Atlantic Slave Trade, industrial…

Kaleidoscope Song

Title: Kaleidoscope Song Author: Fox Benwell Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction Publisher: Simon and Schuster Release Date: September 19, 2017 Pages: 416 In Khayelitsha, South Africa, Neo’s passion for music leads her to her first love–Tale, the female lead singer of a local band–and an internship at the local radio station, and both experiences teach Neo about…

Leopard at the Door

Title: Leopard at the Door Author: Jennifer McVeigh Genre: Fiction Publisher: Penguin Release Date: January 3, 2017 Pages: 400 Set in Kenya in the 1950s against the fading backdrop of the British Empire, a story of self-discovery [and] betrayal… After six years in England, Rachel has returned to Kenya and the farm where she spent…

Gorilla Dawn

Title: Gorilla Dawn Author: Gill Lewis Genre: Juvenile Fiction Publisher: Simon and Schuster / Atheneum Release Date: January 31, 2017 Pages: 432 “Originally published in Great Britain in 2015 by Oxford University Press.”–Verso.

Behold the Dreamers

Title: Behold the Dreamers Author: Imbolo Mbue Genre: Fiction / New Adult Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks Release Date: June 26, 2017 Pages: 416 A compulsively readable debut novel about marriage, immigration, class, race, and the trapdoors in the American Dream–the unforgettable story of a young Cameroonian couple making a new life in New York…

The Wooden Camel

Title: The Wooden Camel Author: Wanuri Kahiu and Manuela Adreani (illus) Genre: Picture book Publisher: Lantana Release Date: 2017 Format: Hardback Pages: Unpaged Source: 978 1 911373 12 4 Etabo dreams of being a camel racer. One day he might even beat his older brother when they race. But with the price of water rising,…

Sleep Well, Siba & Saba

Title: Sleep Well, Siba & Saba Author: Nansubuga Nagadya Isdahi Genre: Picture book Publisher: Lantana Release Date: 2017 Pages: Unpaged Forgetful Ugandan sisters Siba and Saba are always losing something. Sandals, slippers, sweatersyou name it, they lose it. When the two sisters fall asleep each night, they dream about the things they have lost that…