Sleep Well, Siba & Saba

Title: Sleep Well, Siba & Saba Author: Nansubuga Nagadya Isdahi Genre: Picture book Publisher: Lantana Release Date: 2017 Pages: Unpaged Forgetful Ugandan sisters Siba and Saba are always losing something. Sandals, slippers, sweatersyou name it, they lose it. When the two sisters fall asleep each night, they dream about the things they have lost that…

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…

Black Dove White Raven

Title: Black Dove White Raven Series: Through My Eyes Author: Elizabeth Wein Genre: Historical Fiction / Middle / High / YA Publisher: Disney / Hyperion Release Date: 2015 Pages: 357 pp Source: ISBN 9781423183105 This historical novel for young adult readers is a remarkable achievement. First of all, the novel has a great plot. It…

Amina

Title: Amina Series: Through My Eyes Author: J. L. Powers Genre: Fiction / Elementary / Middle Publisher: Allen & Unwin Release Date: 2013 Pages: 183 pp. Source: ISBN 9781743312490 Amina lives on the edges of Mogadishu. Her family’s house has been damaged in Somalia’s long civil war, but they continue to live there, reluctant to…

Wangari Maathai: The Woman Who Planted Millions of Trees

Title: Wangari Maathai: The Woman Who Planted Millions of Trees Author: Franck Prévot ; Aurélia Fronty (illus,) Genre: Picture book, Biography, Elementary Publisher: Charlesbridge Release Date: 2015 Pages: Unpaged Source: ISBN 9781580896269 A picture book biography of Kenyan environmentalist and political activist Wangari Maathai.   Wangari Maathai: The Woman Who Planted Millions of Trees by…

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…

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…

My Name is Blessing

Title: My Name is Blessing Author: Eric Walters and Eugenie Fernandes (illus.) Genre: Picture Book Pages: Unpaged Source: ISBN 978 1 77049301 4 Muthini’s grandmother has to send him to a school because raising both him and her other grandchildren has become too difficult. Based on the life of a real Kenyan boy.   This…