Resources for Teaching and Learning

    University of Pennsylvania K-12 Electronic Guide for African Resources on the Internet African Studies Center, Michigan State University , African Media Program  An online comprehensive reference guide to about 10,000 films, videos, and other audiovisual materials concerning Africa. Includes film and video productions made in Africa and around the world. Schomburg Center for Research in Black…

Because I am a Girl : I Can Change the World

Title: Because I am a Girl : I Can Change the World Author: McCarney, Rosemary and Jen Albaugh with Plan International Genre: Non fiction Publisher: Second Story Release Date: 2014 Source: ISBN 978-1-927583-44-9 Note: “From the author of Every Day is Malala Day. Because I am a Girl is a global initiative from Plan International…

Loula is Leaving for Africa

Title: Loulla is leaving for Africa Author: Anne Villeneuve Genre: Picture Book Publisher: Kids Can Release Date: 2013 Pages: Unpaged Source: ISBN-13: 978-1-55453-941-3 Little Loula is fed up with her mean brothers and decides to go to Africa, and her chauffeur Gilbert helps her pretend she is traveling there.

Under the Same Sun

Title: Under the Same Sun Author: Eliot Schrefer Genre: Picture Book Publisher: Scholastic Release Date: 2014 Pages: Unpaged “Luc is an orphan, living in debt slavery in Gabon, until he meets a Professor who claims to be studying chimpanzees, and they head off into the jungle–but when the Professor disappears, Luc has to fend for…

Threatened

Title: Threatened Author: Eliot Schrefer Genre: Fiction / Middle and High School Publisher: Scholastic Release Date: 2014 Pages: 278 pp. “Luc is an orphan, living in debt slavery in Gabon, until he meets a Professor who claims to be studying chimpanzees, and they head off into the jungle–but when the Professor disappears, Luc has to…

Why Anansi Has Eight Thin Legs

Title: Why Anansi Has Eight Thin Legs : A Tale from West Africa Author: Osei, Leah Genre: Early Reader Publisher: Teacher Created Materials Release Date: 2014 Pages: 24 pp. Source: ISBN 978 1 4807 1692 6 ” In this version of the story, Anansi ties a bit of web to each leg and leaves the…

The Only Alex Addleston in All These Mountains

Title: The Only Alex Addleston in All These Mountains Author: James Solheim and Jeffrey Ebbeler Genre: Picture Book / Fiction / Elementary Publisher: Carolrhoda / Lerner Release Date: 2014 Pages: Unpaged Source: ISBN: 978 1 4677 0346 8 “Alex Addleston and Alex Addleston do everything together. But when Alex’s parents move her family to Kenya,…

Kids : Africa in Childhood Poetry

Title: Kids : Africa in Childhood Poetry Author: Mawere Munyaradzi Genre: Non fiction / Poetry / Literature Publisher: Langaa (dist. African Books Collective) Release Date: 2014 Source: ISBN 978 9956 791 65 1 “Kids: Africa in Childhood Poetry … conveys the wishful thinking, imaginations, experiences and critical reflections of children as they grow up.” Publisher Kids:…

A thirst for home : a story of water across the world

Title: A thirst for home : a story of water across the world Author: Christine Ieronimo and Eric Velasquez (illus.) Genre: Picture Book / Fiction Publisher: Walker / Bloomsbury Release Date: 2014 Source: ISBN-13: 978-0-8027-2307-9 “Alemitu lives with her mother in a poor village in Ethiopia, where she must walk miles for water and hunger…

The Lion Who Stole My Arm

Title: The Lion Who Stole My Arm Author: Nicola Davies Genre: Fiction, Elementary Publisher: Candlewick Press Release Date: 2014 Pages: 89 pp. Source: ISBN 978-0-7636-6620-0  “Pedru has always wanted to be a great hunter like his father, but after a lion takes his arm, he worries that he’ll always be the crippled boy instead. Pedru…