Obatala’s Daughter Discovers True Friends

Title: Obatala's Daughter Discovers True Friends Series: The Yoruba Orisa Children's Series: Book Two Author: Dr. Winmilawe Genre: Picture Book / Folklore Publisher: Gazing In Release Date: 2015 Pages: Unpaged Source: ISBN: 978-0-9839318-9-8, 978-0-98393118-8-1 In his article “Yoruba Traditional Education System: A Veritable Tool for Salvaging the Crisis Laden System in Nigeria,” (Journal of Interdisciplinary…

They Are Coming

Title: They Are Coming Author: Christopher Mlalazi Genre: Fiction Publisher: Weaver Press, Harare, Zimbabwe Release Date: 2014 Pages: 145 pp. Source: ISBN 978 1 77922 258 9 The lives of a township family in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe are turned upside-down their son joins the local youth militia. Mr. Mlalazi is an internationally known Zimbabwean writer. He was guest…

So Much for Democracy

Title: So Much for Democracy Author: Kari Jones Genre: Historical Fiction / Elementary / Middle Publisher: Orca Book Release Date: 2014 Source: ISBN-13: 978-1-45980-481-4 The political upheaval in Ghana in 1979 puts Astrid and the rest of her Canadian family at risk. As I took in the title of the book and read the back…

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…

Who Was Nelson Mandela?

Title: Who Was Nelson Mandela ? Author: Pollack, Pam and Meg Belviso ; Stephen Marchesi (illus.) Genre: Non Fiction / Biography Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Group Release Date: 2014 Pages: 105 pp. Source: ISBN-13: 978-1-48980-566-9 Includes bibliographical references (pages 104-105).;Who was Nelson Mandela? — Troublemaker — City of light — Apartheid…

Bundle of Secrets : Savita Returns Home

Title: Bundle of Secrets : Savita Returns Home Author: Mubina Hassanali Kirmani and Tony Siema (illus.) Genre: Fiction, CABA Winner, Elementary, Picture Book Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform Release Date: 2013 Format: Paperback Pages: 28 pp. Source: ISBN 978-1484165843 This book is about a little girl, Savita, who travels back home to Kenya, East Africa…

When You Dance with a Crocodile

Title: When You Dance with a Crocodile Author: Müller, E Genre: Speculative Fiction, Elementary, Middle School Publisher: Wordweaver Release Date: 2013 Pages: 114 pp. Source: ISBN 9789991687841 “‘Continue if you dare’ flashes across the computer screen as Helena’s father tests out a new computer game on her. The game is said to be extremely dangerous…

Parched

Title: Parched Author: Crowder, Melanie Genre: Fiction, Elementary, Middle School Publisher: Houghton / Harcourt Release Date: 2013 Pages: 160 pp. Source: ISBN 978-0-547-97651-8 Told from three perspectives, Sarel, who just witnessed the brutal murder of her parents, Nandi, the leader of a pack of dogs who looks out for her pups and Sarel, and Musa,…

Nelson Mandela

Title: Nelson Mandela Author: Nelson, Kadir Genre: Picture Book / Biography / Elementary Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books Release Date: 2013 Pages: Unpaged Source: 9780061783746 Text and illustrations presents a biography of the former South African president best known for his political activism and fight to end apartheid. A vividly and beautifully illustrated book for young…