When Lions Roared

Title: When Lions Roared : How Brave Youd People Defied Apartheid Author: Manju Soni Genre: Non fiction / YA Publisher: Numa LLC. Release Date: December 1, 2016 Pages: 139 pp. On a winter’s day in 1968, in a town in South Africa, a nineteen-year-old medical student changed the course of his country’s history. Steve Biko’s…

Yosef’s Dream

Title: Jaekob, the Dreamer Author: Sylvia A. Rouss, Asher Naim, Genre: Jews Publisher: Apples & Honey Release Date: March 1, 2015 Pages: 40 “Now a young man in Israel, watching his brother become a Bar Mitzvah, Yosef remembers back to his own childhood in Ethiopia, and the dream he had, foreseeing the miraculous air rescue…

The Royal Adventures of Princess Halima

Title: The Royal Adventures of Princess Halima Author: Jainaba Fye, YaAdam Fye, Lucy Fye, Anna Fye, Genre: Fiction / Elementary Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform Release Date: December 18, 2016 Format: Paperback Pages: 32 Follow Princess Halima of the Kingdom of Affia located in ancient Western Sub-Saharan Africa, as she explores the beautiful country of…

The African Orchestra

Title: The African Orchestra Author: Wendy Hartmann Genre: Juvenile Fiction Publisher: Crocodile Books Release Date: April 15, 2017 Pages: 32 In the beginning, when all things began, these were the sounds which were music to man. Cicadas, crickets, beetles and frogs Seedpods, cocoons, hollowed out logs Crackling fires, the patter of rain Thundering hooves on…

The Bitter Side of Sweet

Title: The Bitter Side of Sweet : A Novel Author: Tara Sullivan Genre: Fiction Release Date: 2016 Pages: 299 pp, Source: ISBN: 978 0 399 17307 3 “Kept as forced labor on a chocolate plantation in the Ivory Coast, Amadou and his younger brother Seydou had given up hope, until a young girl arrives at…

Aluta

Title: Aluta Author: Adwoa Badoe Genre: Fiction / YA Publisher: Groundwood / House of Anansi Release Date: 2016 Source: ISBN: 978 1 55498 816 7 “University life is better than Charlotte ever imagined– a sophisticated and generous roommate, the camaraderie of dorm living, parties, clubs, and boyfriends. Most of all, Charlotte is exposed to new…

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 …. Joshua lives with his…