Books and Bricks

Title: Books and Bricks Author: Sindiwe Magona Genre: Juvenile Fiction Publisher: Star Bright Books Release Date: April 15, 2017 Pages: 80 “Salmina Arenda’s school was a scary place. The fence had holes, the walls needed paint, and the yard was full of weeds and rubbish. But things started to look up when the school received…

How Dare the Sun Rise

Title: How Dare the Sun Rise Author: Sandra Uwiringiyimana, Abigail Pesta, Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books Release Date: May 16, 2017 Pages: 288 [T]rue story of Sandra Uwiringyimana, a girl from the Democratic Republic of the Congo who tells the tale of how she survived a massacre, immigrated to America, and overcame…

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…