Write a short essay about a book that changed or expanded what you know about Africa.
Participants will receive recognition at the Children's Africana Book Awards Festival Saturday, November 8th at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art.
Our Read Africa bibliographies list books evaluated and recommended by African Studies scholars.
October 9, 2014 5:30-7:30pm
Montpelier Room, Madison Building, Library of Congress 101 Independence Ave, SE, Washington DC
The College of Information Studies and the United States Library of Congress are pleased to host the 2014 lecture with guest speaker Valerie Tripp. Valerie Tripp is best known for her beloved American Girl historical fiction characters Felicity, Elizabeth, Josefina, Samantha, Nellie, Kit, Ruthie, Emily, and Molly. Ms.
This view shows all of the books in this age group that have been selected in years past and nominated for the current year (but not yet selected). The nominations are marked by a "Nomination(not yet selected):" label.
“RAAAHHHHHHRR!” Lion loves the library, but roaring—even for a good reason—is still against the rules. The seamless unity of this well-told tale plus alluring illustrations form a read-aloud that Lion would love to hear.
When Lilly’s favorite teacher announces that he’s getting married, Lilly assumes that she will be the flower girl. Even though Mr. Slinger selects his niece Ginger, Lilly’s indomitable personality humorously saves the wedding in this satisfying saga.
An imaginative dog named Polo leads readers on a wordless journey around the world. The format varies panels and full-page illustrations to create a lively and engaging “graphic novel” for younger readers.
In five short chapters, Mama Jumbo (an elephant with a big heart) builds a house for herself out of scraps and invites Little Chico (a chicken) to live with her. The South African setting adds color to a warmly told family story.
Neighbors, friends, and animals in a young Kenyan boy’s village distract him on his way to watch grandfather's cattle. The color-saturated illustrations and a sprinkling of Swahili words vividly create his world.
In this beginning reader, two cows decide to help their poor farmer by getting a bank loan, but their hilariously ill-advised choices of clothing and a violin case for carrying the money misidentifies them and causes considerable chaos.