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Eight Exciting Books to Celebrate Africa!

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Celebrate and Explore the Beauty of Africa with Children by Reading these Eight Stunning Books!

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🌏The Twelve Dancing Princesses (2007)

Author & Illustrator: Rachel Isadora

📚One King with twelve daughters who disappear each night! Which one will be chosen to be the Princess? An African retelling of the Grimm’s classic tale!

🌏Catch that Goat (2002)

Author & Illustrator: Polly Alakja

📚Where could Ayoka’s goat have gone to? And why does everything keep disappearing in the market!

🌍Jamela’s Dress (1999)

Author & Illustrator: Niki Daly

📚Will Jamela’s dress make it to the wedding?

🌍Elizabeti’s Doll (1998)

Author: Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen

Illustrator: Christy Hale

📚Elizabeti wants a doll to care for just like her Mama cares for her baby brother. Witness the power of a child’ imagination in this story!

🌍I Am Eyes•Ni Macho (1978)

Author: Leila Ward

Illustrator: Nonny Hogrogian

📚Experience the beauty of Africa through the eyes of the sun!

🌍Old Mikemba Had A Farm (2013)

Author & Illustrator: Rachel Isadora

📚Classic Old McDonald with a Saharan twist!

🌍Mama Africa!: How Miriam Makeba Spread Hope with Her Song (2017)

Author: Kathryn Erskine

Illustrator: Charly Palmer

📚Mama Africa! The woman who fought for South Africa song by song!

🌍We All Went on Safari!: A Counting Journey through Tanzania (2003)

Author: Laurie Krebs

Illustrator: Julia Cairns

📚Learn to count from 1 to 10 in Swahili with some spectacular animals!

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