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32 Books Celebrating Africa

32 Books Celebrating Africa

You can borrow these books for FREE through the Boston Public Library (BPL) or preview them through our affiliate link on Amazon.

Naming Ceremony
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Amira is excited for her baby sister's naming ceremony. Friends and family will come to suggest names for the new child. A beautifully illustrated story about multiple generations and family traditions. Favorite quote, "how do I pick a name for baby sister ...think of something meaningful that you would want her to have. A blessing, a wish, a story. Each of your names were carefully picked just for you."

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The Unbreakable Thread
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This lovely story was inspired by the Gambian tradition of giving a child a thread when the parent is away. The story starts with the thread that attaches a mother and child at birth and stretches and unwinds as the child grows.

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The Origin of Life on Earth: An African Creation Myth
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A must-read Yoruba creation story that acknowledges gods and goddesses. It also beautifully depicts huemans carefully crafted with clay from the Earth.

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Afia the Brave Swimmer: Seaside Adventures in Ghana
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Not yet available at the Boston Public Library.

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Egyptian Lullaby
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"A young girl's Auntie Fatma puts her to bed, singing a lullaby filled with rich imagery of her home in Egypt." - Amazon

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Shuri is Brave! (Marvel: Black Panther)
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A beautifully illustrated introduction to Black Panther. You'll meet his family, and learn why Wakanda is so special. Not yet available at the Boston Public Library.

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The Ghanaian Goldilocks
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A Ghanaian twist on the British fairytale, Goldilocks and the Three Bears. This version stars a young boy named Kofi who earns the nickname Goldilocks, because his hair forms gold tips from hours playing under the sun. Available for FREE on ComCat (Massachusetts Library Catalog).

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