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…

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…

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…