We Need New Names

Title: We Need New Names Author: NoViolet Bulawayo Genre: Fiction, New Adult Publisher: Little, Brown Release Date: 2013 Source: ISBN 9780316230810 “Darling is only ten years old, and yet she must navigate a fragile and violent world. In Zimbabwe, Darling and her friends steal guavas, try to get the baby out of young Chipo’s belly,…

Diamond Boy

Title: Diamond Boy Author: Michael Williams Genre: Fiction, YA Publisher: Little, Brown and Company Release Date: 2014 Pages: 384 pp. Source: ISBN-13: 978-0-316-32069-6   A young teenager and his family move to an illegal diamond mining area in Zimbabwe where the boy finds work. He struggles with ruthless supervisors; makes a close friend who dies;…

Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms

Title: Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms Author: Katherine Rundell Genre: Fiction, Elementary, Middle Publisher: Simon & Schuster Release Date: August 26, 2014 Pages: 256 pp. Source: 978 1 4424 9061 1 Wilhelmina Silver’s world is golden. Living …on an African farm with her horse, her monkey, and her best friend, every day is beautiful. But when her…

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

Title: The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Author: Kamkwamba, William and Mealer, Bryan; Zunon, Elizabeth (illus.) Genre: Picture book, CABA Winner, Elementary Publisher: Dial Books for Young Children Release Date: 2012 Pages: Unpaged Source: ISBN 9780803735118 / 0803735111 When 14 year-old William Kamkwamba’s Malawi village was hit by a drought, everyone’s crops began to fail.…