The Storyteller

Title: The Storyteller Author: Evan Turk Genre: Picture Book / Fiction Publisher: Atheneum Release Date: 2017 Pages: Unpaged Source: ISBN: 978-1-48143-518-5 “From Ezra Jack Keats 2015 New Illustrator Honor recipient Evan Turk comes his debut work as author-illustrator: an original folktale that celebrates the power of stories and storytelling. Long, long ago, like a pearl…

The World Beneath

Title: The World Beneath : A Novel Author: Janice Warman Genre: Fiction / Middle / High / YA Publisher: Candlewick Release Date: 2016 Pages: 159 pp. Source: 978 0 7636 7856 2 “At the height of South Africa’s anti-apartheid struggle, a boy must face life decisions that test what he believes and call for no…

Obatala’s Daughter Discovers True Friends

Title: Obatala's Daughter Discovers True Friends Series: The Yoruba Orisa Children's Series: Book Two Author: Dr. Winmilawe Genre: Picture Book / Folklore Publisher: Gazing In Release Date: 2015 Pages: Unpaged Source: ISBN: 978-0-9839318-9-8, 978-0-98393118-8-1 In his article “Yoruba Traditional Education System: A Veritable Tool for Salvaging the Crisis Laden System in Nigeria,” (Journal of Interdisciplinary…

Noko and the Kool Kats

Title: Noko and the Kool Kats Author: Moodie, Fiona Genre: Folklore / Picture book / Primary Publisher: Tafelberg/NB Publishers Release Date: 2014 Pages: 31 pp. Source: ISBN 9780624067801 Village animals are surprised when The Kool Kats’ large bus gets stuck in the sand near their village, and the supposedly sophisticated rock stars (Lion, Miss Leopard, Cheetah,…

A is for Àdìre! Yoruba Cultural Dictionary

Title: A is for Àdìre! Yoruba Cultural Dictionary Author: Ayobooks Genre: Picture book / Primary Publisher: Ayobooks Release Date: 2015 Format: Paperback Pages: Unpaged Source: 978-0-9910174-1-6 Ayobooks’ A is for Àdìre! Yoruba Cultural Dictionary introduces young readers and their families to the language and culture of the Yoruba. This glossy, easy-to-hold–and-use Yoruba dictionary targets children…

The Tortoise and the Princess

Title: The Tortoise and the Princess Series: African Story Time Vol. 3 Author: Oke Ikeogu and Okey Nwafor (illus.) Genre: Folklore / Elementary / Middle Publisher: Manila Publishers / African Books Collective (dist.) Release Date: 2015 Format: Paperback Pages: 69 pp. Source: ISBN: 978-978-944-011-5 Connected stories tell about the time when animals and people lived…