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The Matatu

The Matatu

by Eric Walters, illustrated by Eva Campbell
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback Audiobook eBook
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age: 3 to 5
Grade: p to k
Reading age: 3 to 5
tagged : africa, country & ethnic, african

Kioko had been watching the matatus come and go for as long as he could remember. But today, for his fifth birthday, he climbs aboard one with his grandfather. As the matatu pulls away from the market, the village dogs chase after them. When Kioko asks his grandfather why the dogs always bark and chase after matatus, his grandfather tells him an en …

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Dear Baobab

Dear Baobab

by Cheryl Foggo, illustrated by Qin Leng
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook
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age: 5 to 8
Grade: 1 to 3
Reading age: 5 to 8
tagged : emigration & immigration, africa

Maiko has left his village in Africa far behind, moving to live with his aunt and uncle in North America. When he thinks of home he thinks of the large Baobab at the center of his old village. To ease his loneliness, Maiko adopts the little spruce tree in the front yard of his new home. When he learns that the spruce is in danger of being cut down, …

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A Good Trade

A Good Trade

by Alma Fullerton, illustrated by Karen Patkau
edition:Hardcover
also available: Hardcover Paperback
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age: 4 to 8
Grade: k to 3
tagged : africa, homelessness & poverty, values & virtues

In a small Ugandan village, Kato wakes early to start the long, barefoot trek beyond his village and along fields dotted with cattle and guarded by soldiers. His destination is the village well, where he will pump a day's supply of water into two jerry cans. Like every day, Kato lets the water splash over his hot tired feet before carrying his heav …

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Community Soup

Community Soup

illustrated by Alma Fullerton
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback
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age: 4 to 8
Grade: p to 3
tagged : africa, humorous stories, homelessness & poverty

In a garden outside a Kenyan schoolhouse, teachers and students are gathering their vegetables for soup. But all Kioni brought today were her troublesome goats. How can they contribute?

In a garden outside a Kenyan schoolhouse children are working together to harvest the vegetables they have grown and make them into a soup for everyone to share. But …

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Child of Dandelions

Child of Dandelions

by Shenaaz G. Nanji
edition:Paperback
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age: 13 to 18
Grade: 8 to 12
Reading age: 13 to 18
tagged : africa, prejudice & racism

It is 1972, and fifteen-year-old Sabine enjoys a comfortable life as the daughter of Indian parents living in Uganda. But her world is turned upside down when President General Idi Amin declares Indians must be “weeded out” of Uganda in ninety days.

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Child Soldier

Child Soldier

When Boys and Girls Are Used in War
by Jessica Dee Humphreys & Claudia Dávila, illustrated by Claudia Dávila
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback
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age: 10 to 14
Grade: 5 to 9
tagged : military & wars, social activists, africa

Michel Chikwanine was five years old when he was abducted from his school-yard soccer game in the Democratic Republic of Congo and forced to become a soldier for a brutal rebel militia. Against the odds, Michel managed to escape and find his way back to his family, but he was never the same again. After immigrating to Canada, Michel was encouraged …

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In a Cloud of Dust

In a Cloud of Dust

by Alma Fullerton, illustrated by Brian Deines
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback
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age: 4 to 8
Grade: k to 3
tagged : africa, friendship, values & virtues

In a Tanzanian village school, Anna struggles to keep up. Her walk home takes so long that when she arrives, it is too dark to do her homework. Working through the lunch hour instead, she doesn’t see the truck from the bicycle library pull into the schoolyard. By the time she gets out there, the bikes are all gone. Anna hides her disappointment, …

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The Way to School

The Way to School

by Rosemary McCarney, with Plan International
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook
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age: 6 to 9
Grade: 1 to 3
Reading age: 6 to 9
tagged : school & education, africa, asia

Minimal text and stunning photographs from around the world describe the remarkable, and often dangerous, journeys children make every day on their way to and from school. No simple school bus picks them up each day, but rather children travel through disaster zones, cross rapids, climb mountains, and maneuver on ziplines daily to get to the classr …

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