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May I Have This Dance?

Title: May I Have This Dance ? Author: Connie Manse Ngcaba Genre: Biography Publisher: Cover2Cover Release Date: 2015 Source: ISBN 9780992201791 Connie Manse Ngcaba tells her story of growing up in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, where she became a nurse, community figurehead and a leading voice of dissent against the apartheid regime, culminating in…

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Wangari Maathai: The Woman Who Planted Millions of Trees

Title: Wangari Maathai: The Woman Who Planted Millions of Trees Author: Franck Prévot ; Aurélia Fronty (illus,) Genre: Picture book, Biography, Elementary Publisher: Charlesbridge Release Date: 2015 Pages: Unpaged Source: ISBN 9781580896269 A picture book biography of Kenyan environmentalist and political activist Wangari Maathai.   Wangari Maathai: The Woman Who Planted Millions of Trees by…

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Walking Home

Title: Walking Home Author: Walters, Eric Genre: Fiction / Elementary / Middle Publisher: Doubleday Release Date: 2014 Pages: 290 pp. Source: ISBN 978 0 385 68157 5 Note: “Thirteen-year-old Muchoki and his younger sister, Jata, can hardly believe what has become of their lives. Only weeks ago, they lived in a bustling Kenyan village, going…

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Call Me Isis — Egyptian Goddess of Magic

Title: Call Me Isis — Egyptian Goddess of Magic Author: Gretchen Maurer Genre: Fiction / Mythology / Elementary / Middle Publisher: Goosebottom Books Release Date: 2014 Pages: 156 pp. Source: ISBN 978-1-937463-95-3 “Isis, Egyptian Goddess of Magic, thinks herself destined for a charmed life as the Goddess-Queen of Egypt. But in one fell swoop she…

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Trinity High : Back to School

Title: Trinity High: Back to School Author: Lokko, CNN Genre: Fiction / Young Adult / HIgh School Publisher: Afram Publications (Ghana) Release Date: 2014 Pages: 256 pp. Source: ISBN-13: 978-9964705237 Back to School, the sequel to Trinity High: Students in Crime ….captures the last two terms of the Form One experience for Naa Atswei and…

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The Mirror & Nine Other Short Stories

Title: The Mirror & Nine Other Short Stories Author: Susan Nkwentie Nde Genre: Fiction / Short stories / Middle / High School Publisher: Langaa Research & Publishing / African Books Collective (dist.) Release Date: 2014 Pages: 220 pp. Source: ISBN: 9956-791-55-5 “When a young girl’s dreams are cracked like a mirror and children are caught…

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Hope Springs

Title: Hope Springs Author: Eric Walters ; Eugenie Fernandes (illus.) Genre: Picture book / Elementary Publisher: Tundra Books Release Date: 2014 Pages: Unpaged Source: ISBN 978 1 77049 530 2 A drought has settled in the area around the orphanage where Boniface lives. There are long line-ups at the tiny spring where all the local…