Walking Home

Title: Walking Home Author: Walters, Eric Genre: Fiction / Elementary / Middle Publisher: Doubleday Release Date: 2014 Pages: 290 pp. Source: ISBN 978 0 385 68157 5 Note: “Thirteen-year-old Muchoki and his younger sister, Jata, can hardly believe what has become of their lives. Only weeks ago, they lived in a bustling Kenyan village, going…

Hope Springs

Title: Hope Springs Author: Eric Walters ; Eugenie Fernandes (illus.) Genre: Picture book / Elementary Publisher: Tundra Books Release Date: 2014 Pages: Unpaged Source: ISBN 978 1 77049 530 2 A drought has settled in the area around the orphanage where Boniface lives. There are long line-ups at the tiny spring where all the local…

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…

The Matatu

Title: The Matatu Author: Walters, Eric; Campbell, Eva (illus.) Genre: Eastern Africa / Kenya / Folktales / CABA Winner Publisher: Orca Book Publishers Release Date: 2012 Source: ISBN 9781554693016 / 1554693012 A young boy takes a ride on the matatu bus with his grandfather for his fifth birthday. Along the way his grandfather tells the…