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.
Graceful watercolor paintings and a compelling tale of city dwelling red-tailed hawks on an apartment house window ledge will engage readers' sympathies and underline the necessity of protecting habitats, even in the heart of a city.
Unusual perspectives, both in illustrations and in multiple points of view, provide a kaleidoscopic survey of those who planned, financed, and built the Statue of Liberty, including a child who donated chicken-raising profits.
When two red-tailed hawks build a nest atop a New York City apartment building, they enrapture bird lovers but enrage residents. Winter’s pastel acrylics and simple shapes give this true story a timeless character.
It’s against rules, but a Marine befriends an Iraqi wild dog that steadfastly follows his unit in the desert. Inviting photos include the machines and landscape of a soldier’s daily life and warmly depict a true story that ends happily.
What can one person do? This inspirational picture book biography answers that question by showing how Wangari Maathai, recipient of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize, led others to plant three million trees and reforest the arid soil of Kenya.