Nana and Me

Title: Nana and Me Author: Kathy Knowles and Edmund Opare (illus.) Publisher: Children’s Library Fund Release Date: 2015 Source: ISBN 978 1 928093 02 One hundred children from three libraries sponsored by the Osu Children’s Library Fund in Ghana, West Africa, wrote about their grandmothers, Kathy Knowles created Nana and Me from their words.  Edmund…

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

Title: One Plastic Bag : Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of The Gambia Author: Miranda Paul and Elizabeth Zunon (illus,) Genre: Picture book Publisher: Milbrook Press / Lerner Release Date: 2015 Source: ISBN 9781467716086 In Njau, Gambia, discarded plastic bags littered the roads. Water pooled in them, bringing mosquitoes and disease. But Isatou Ceesay…

Bundle of Secrets : Savita Returns Home

Title: Bundle of Secrets : Savita Returns Home Author: Mubina Hassanali Kirmani and Tony Siema (illus.) Genre: Fiction, CABA Winner, Elementary, Picture Book Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform Release Date: 2013 Format: Paperback Pages: 28 pp. Source: ISBN 978-1484165843 This book is about a little girl, Savita, who travels back home to Kenya, East Africa…

Once Upon a Time in Ghana : Traditional Stories Retold in English

Title: Once Upon a Time in Ghana : Traditional Stories Retold in English Author: Anna Cottrell, Agbotadua Togbi Kumassah (translator) and Kwabena Poku (illus.) Genre: Folklore, CABA Winner Publisher: Afram / African Books Collective (dist.) Release Date: 2013 Format: Paperback Pages: 89 pp. Source: ISBN 978 9964 70 153 6 “This collection of original and…

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

Title: The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Author: Kamkwamba, William and Mealer, Bryan; Zunon, Elizabeth (illus.) Genre: Picture book, CABA Winner, Elementary Publisher: Dial Books for Young Children Release Date: 2012 Pages: Unpaged Source: ISBN 9780803735118 / 0803735111 When 14 year-old William Kamkwamba’s Malawi village was hit by a drought, everyone’s crops began to fail.…