Sanfoka Reads

Great Chapter Books!


*CABA Winners

Achebe, Chinua. Chike and the River. New York: Anchor Books, 1966, 2011.
Arkhurst, Joyce Cooper. Adventures of Spider. New York: Little, Brown & Co., 1992.
Asare, Meshack. The Canoe’s Story. Ghana: Sub-Saharan Publishers/World Reader, 2010.
Asare, Meshack. Cross Drums. East Lansing / Legon, Ghana: Michigan State (dist.) Sub-Saharan Pub., 2008.
Atinuke. Anna Hibiscus (Book 1). Tulsa, OK: Kane Miller, 2010.
Atinuke; Lauren Tobias (illus.) Go Well Anna Hibiscus. London: Walker Books, 2014
Atinuke. Good Luck Anna Hibiscus (Book 3). London / Tulsa: Kane Miller, 2011.
Atinuke. Have Fun, Anna Hibiscus! (Book 4). Tulsa, OK: Kane Miller, 2011.
Atinuke. Hooray for Anna Hibiscus! (Book 2). Tulsa, OK: Kane Miller, 2010.
Atinuke; Lauren Tobias (illus.) Love from Anna Hibiscus. London: Walker Books, 2015
Atinuke. The No. 1 Car Spotter (Book 1). Tulsa, OK: Kane Miller, 2011.
Atinuke. The No 1 Car Spotter and the Firebird (Book 2). Tulsa: Kane Miller, 2012.
Badoe, Adwoa.  The Pot of Wisdom. Groundwood Books , 2008.
Dosekun, Simidele. Beem Explores Africa. Lagos, Nigeria: Kachifo and Worldreader / Amazon Digital Services, 2012. Meddour, Wendy. A Hen in the Wardrobe. London: Frances Lincoln Children’s Books, 2012.
Smith, Alexander McCall. The Great Cake Mystery : Precious Ramotswe’s Very First Case. New York: Anchor Books, 2012.
Smith, Alexander McCall.The Mystery of Meerkat Hill : a Precious Ramotswe Mystery for Young Readers . New York: Anchor Books / Random House, 2013.
Croall, Marie P. Ray Lago and Craig Hamilton. Marwe : Into the Land of the Dead : an East African Legend . Minneapolis, MN: Graphic Universe, 2009.

Upper Elementary and Middle School

*Aubin, Henry T. Rise of the Golden Cobra. Toronto, ON Canada: Annick Press, 2007.
*Cottrell, Anna, Agbotadua Kumassah, Kwabena Poku (illus.);Once Upon a Time in Ghana : Traditional Ewe stories retold in English. Accra , Ghana: Afram / African Books Collective (dist.), 2013
Diakité, Baba Wagué. A Gift from Childhood : Memories of an African Boyhood. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 2010.
Edinger, Monica; Byrd, Robert (illus.) Africa Is My Home : A Child of the Amistad . Somerville, MA: Candlewick Press, 2013.
*Ellis, Deborah.The Heaven Shop. Allston, MA: Fitzhenry and Whiteside, 2004.
Emecheta, Buchi. Moonlight Bride.  Braziller, 1983.
Equiano, Olaudah and Ann Cameron (adapted by). The Kidnapped Prince : The Life of Olaudah Equiano. New York: Knopf, 1995.
Fontes, Ron and Justine and Sandy Carruthers. Sunjata , Warrior King of Mali. Minneapolis: Lerner, 2008.
*Kent,Trilby. Stones for My Father. Toronto, Ont.: Tundra Books, 2011.
*Kessler, Cristina. Trouble in Timbuktu. New York, NY : Philomel Books, 2009.
Kojo, K.P. The Parade: A Stampede of Stories About Ananse, the Trickster Spider . London: Frances Lincoln Children’s Books, 2011.
Laird, Elizabeth. Garbage King.  Barron’s, 2003.
Laird, Elizabeth. The Ogress and the Snake : and Other Stories from Somalia . London: Frances Lincoln , 2009.
Mama, Riouf. Why Monkeys Live in Trees. Willimantic, CT : Curbstone Press, 2006.
Marston, Elsa. Ugly Goddess. Chicago, IL: Carus Publishing / Cricket Magazine, 2002.
Mead, Alice . Year of No Rain. New York: Farrar, Straus Giroux , 2003.
Michael, Jan. City Boy. Boston: Clarion Books, 2009.
Mhlophe, Gcina. African Tales , One World, One Planet. Cambridge, MA: Barefoot Books, 2009.
*Mwangi, Meja. The Mzungu Boy. Berkeley: Groundwood / Publishers Group West (dist.), 2005.
*Naidoo, Beverley. Burn My Heart. New York, NY : HarperCollins / Amistad, 2009.
Naidoo, Beverly. Journey to Jo’burg.  Lippincott, 1985.
Naidoo, Beverley. The Other Side of the Truth. New York: HarperCollins, 2001.
*Naidoo, Beverley. Out of Bounds. New York: HarperCollins, 2003.
*Naidoo, Beverely; Piet Grobler (illus.) Who is King? Ten Magical Stories from Africa. London: Frances Lincoln, 2015. 
Paye, Won-Ldy and Margaret H. Lippert. Why Leopard Has Spots : Dan Stories from Liberia.Golden, Colorado: Fulcrum Books, 1998.
Pinkney, Andrea; Shane W. Evans (illus.) The Red Pencil.Little Brown and Company, 2014
Riordan, Rick. The Red Pyramid. New York: Hyperion Books, 2010.
Riordan, Rick and Orpheus Collar. The Red Pyramid : The Graphic Novel.  Hyperion / Disney, 2012.
Riordan, Rick. The Serpent’s Shadow. New York, NY: Disney / Hyperion, 2012.
Riordan, Rick. The Throne of Fire. New York, NY: Hyperion Books for Children, 2011.
Rundell, Katherine. Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms. Simon & Schuster, 2014.
Sullivan, Tara. Bitter Side of Sweet G.P. Putnam, 2016.
Wein, Elizabeth; Black Dove, White Raven. Los Angeles CA: Disney-Hyperion, 2015.
Wulf, Linda Press. The Night of the Burning : Devorah’s Story. New York: Farrar, Strauss, Giroux, 2006.
Zephaniah, Benjamin. Refugee Boy. New York: Bloomsbury Children’s Books /St. Martin’s Press, 2002.

Upper Middle and High School

Alexander, Kwame.  Solo. Grand Rapids, Blink. 2017.
Badoe, Adwoa. Aluta. Walker Books / Kane Miller, 2016.
Beah, Ishmael. A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2007.
Bedford, Semi. Yoruba Girl Dancing. New York: Viking Penguin, 1991.
Coman, Carolyn. Many Stones. Asheville, NC: Front St., 2000
Conrad, David. Empires of Medieval West Africa : Ghana, Mali, Songhay. New York: Facts on File, 2005
Cross, Gillian. Where I Belong. New York, NY: Holiday House, 2011.
Dunn, Patricia; Rebels by Accident. : Alikai Press, 2014.
Davies, Stephen. Outlaw. New York, NY: Clarion Books, 2011.
Draper, Sharon. Copper Sun. Simon and Schuster / Atheneum, 2006.
Equal EducationAmagama Enkululeko! Words for Freedom: Writing Life Under Apartheid. South Africa: Cover2Cover, 2016.
Flake,Sharon. The Skin I’m In. Jump at the Sun/Hyperion, 2007.
Getz, Trevor R.; Clarke, Liz (illus.) Abina and the Important Men : A Graphic History.New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.
Hammond, Brenda; Cape town — a novel.Great Plains, 2012
Herbstein, Manu; The Boy who Spat in Sargrenti’s Eye. Accra: Techmate, 2016.
Herbstein, Manu. Akosua and Osman. Accra. Techmate, 2017.
Kamara, Mariatu with Susan McClelland. The Bite of the Mango. Ontario: Annick Press, 2008
Kamkwamba, William and Mealer, Bryan . The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind : Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope. New York, NY: William Morrow, 2009.
Lake, Nick. Hostage Three.  Bloomsbury, 2013.
Meyer, Carolyn. Cleopatra Confesses. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 2011.
Mlanzeli, Zimkhitha; Blood Ties (Harmony High Series). South Africa: Cover2Cover, 2014.
Mussi, Sarah. The Door of No Return. New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2008.
Naidoo, Beverly. Chain of Fire.  Lippincott / Harper Collins, 1990.
Naidoo, Beverley. Other Side of the Truth. New York: HarperCollins, 2001.
*Naidoo, Beverley. Out of Bounds. New York: HarperCollins, 2003.
Nanji, Shenaaz . Child of Dandelions. Asheville NC: Front Street Books, 2008.
Ngcaba, Connie Manse. May I Have This Dance. South Africa: Cover2Cover Books, 2015.
Nelson Mandela Foundation; Umlando Wezithombe (illus.) Nelson Mandela : The Authorized Comic Book. New York: W.W. Norton, 2009.
Robert, Na’ima B. Far From Home. London: Frances Lincoln, 2012.
Stewart, Elizabeth, Blue Gold. Annick Press, 2014.

Tadjo, Veronique (editor). Chasing the Sun : Stories from Africa .London: A & C Black Publishers Ltd , 2008.
Tadjo, Veronique. Talking Drums: A Selection of Poems from Africa South of the Sahara. New York: Bloomsbury, 2004.
Temple, Frances Nolting. Beduins’ Gazelle. New York: Orchard Books, 1996.
Wein, Elizabeth. Black Dove, White Raven. Hyperion, 2015.
Wulf, Linda Press. The Night of the Burning. New York: Farrar, Strauss, Giroux, 2006.