Book and Media Links
The aim of this guide is to assist K-12 teachers, librarians, and students in locating online resources on Africa that can be used in the classroom, for research and studies.
Michigan State University offers an online comprehensive reference guide to approximately 10,000 films, videos, and other audiovisual materials concerning Africa. It includes film and video productions made in Africa and around the world.
Books for Africa, Books from Africa, IBBY’S Virtual Exhibition
This virtual exhibition from the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) is envisaged as source of information for quality African children’s books produced for teachers, researchers, parents and for all those interested in children’s literature.
The mission of the International Children’s Digital Library Foundation (ICDL Foundation) is to support the world’s children in becoming effective members of the global community – who exhibit tolerance and respect for diverse cultures, languages and ideas — by making the best in children’s literature available online free of charge.
Use ‘Advanced Search’ to locate books in:
Afrikaans, Amharic, Arabic, Kinyarwanda, Shona, Swahili
South Africa Partners promotes children’s literature from the new South Africa. All books are written and illustrated by South Africans, exhibit literary excellence, and incorporate themes of justice, hope, and renewal. For each book purchased in the United States, SA Partners donates a book in the purchaser’s name to a school in South Africa.
Puku : Children’s Literature in southern Africa
All you need to know about children’s literature from southern Africa and beyond!
World Reader Provides ebooks accessed through cell phone technology
Based in England, ABC ships to most places in the world
Children’s Literature Journals
Sankofa: A Journal of African’s Children’s and Young Adult Literature