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CARTWHEELING IN THUNDERSTORMS [AUDIOBOOK]

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Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Rundell
Author's First Name: 
Katherine
Narrator's First Name: 
Bianca
Narrator's Last Name: 
Amato
Publisher: 
Recorded Books
Publication Date: 
2015

 Will has grown up in Zimbabwe out in the bush with as much freedom as a child could want. With her mother already gone, her father’s death wreaks havoc on her life and she is sent from Zimbabwe for London and a boarding school. Unhappy from the start, Will runs away to find a way to go back home. Bianca Amata brilliantly brings the strong-willed Will alive to listeners with all of the love she has in Zimbabwe and the unhappiness she finds in London.

Africa Access: Read Africa Challenge

The Challenge 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.

LOST GIRL FOUND

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Bassoff
Author's First Name: 
Leah
Second Author's First Name: 
Laura
Second Author's Last Name: 
DeLuca
Publisher: 
Groundwood
Publication Date: 
2014

Poni, one of the Lost Girls of the Sudan, flees her bombed out village for a refugee camp as others die around her, then must flee the camp or face a forced marriage. She finds shelter and a chance for education in a Nairobi convent. All royalties from this title donated to Africare.org.

FOR YOU ARE A KENYAN CHILD

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Cunnane
Author's First Name: 
Kelly
Illustrator's First Name: 
Ana
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Juan
Publisher: 
Atheneum
Publication Date: 
2006

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.

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