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.
Enticed from her Nepali mountain village with promises of a job in a fine house, thirteen-year-old Lakshmi is instead taken to India and sold into prostitution with seemingly no way to escape. The graceful free verse text makes her horrific journey bearable for the reader.