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Hot Off The Press: 2017 Children’s Africana Book Award Winners

Posted on: September 30, 2017

my favorite book as a young child was ‘The legend of Africania’ by Dorothy Robinson.  i was in awe of seeing an african girl play the lead role in a story. i read it over and over imagining my african warrior princess self.   i still have it in my collection of valuables.

youth stories of africa may be hard to come by but they are not hard to discover thanks to the Children’s Africana Book Awards (CABA) program which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.

CABA awards are presented annually to the authors and illustrators of the best children’s and young adult books on Africa available in the U.S.  CABA Winners will be awarded their honors November in Washington DC.  

The winners are:

imgres-3Amagama Enkululeko! Words for Freedom: Writing Life Under Apartheid (South Africa) Anthology/Cover2Cover/ available via African Books Collective

imgres-1Gizo-Gizo! A tale from the Zongo Lagoon (Ghana) by Emily Williamson with the students and teachers of the Hassaniyya Quranic School in Cape Coast Ghana/Sub-Saharan Publishers / available via African Books Collective

imgres-2The Storyteller (Morocco) by Evan Turk/Atheneum

 

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