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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Gbagba

Title: Gbagda Series: Liberia Signature Author: Robtel Neajai Pailey and Chase Walker (illus.) Genre: Picture book / Primary / Elementary Publisher: One Moore Book Release Date: 2013 Pages: 39 pp. Source: ISBN: 9780615721798. This book is one in a series, The Liberia Signature Series, from the publisher, One Moore Book, which states as its goal…

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Black Dove White Raven

Title: Black Dove White Raven Series: Through My Eyes Author: Elizabeth Wein Genre: Historical Fiction / Middle / High / YA Publisher: Disney / Hyperion Release Date: 2015 Pages: 357 pp Source: ISBN 9781423183105 This historical novel for young adult readers is a remarkable achievement. First of all, the novel has a great plot. It…

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Amina

Title: Amina Series: Through My Eyes Author: J. L. Powers Genre: Fiction / Elementary / Middle Publisher: Allen & Unwin Release Date: 2013 Pages: 183 pp. Source: ISBN 9781743312490 Amina lives on the edges of Mogadishu. Her family’s house has been damaged in Somalia’s long civil war, but they continue to live there, reluctant to…