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Triangle for Adaora: An African Book of…

Triangle for Adaora: An African Book of Shapes

by Ifeoma Onyefulu

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Adaora longs to see a triangle in her village, after her cousin introduced her to the word “triangle”, and Adaora fell in love with the word. The journey for these two African cousins begin, on a search for a triangle. They look high and low for a triangle of any kind. On their journey, they come across squares, circles, diamonds, but not a triangle in sight. As the two spot different shapes in their village, the reader is given information about the African culture through these shapes they see in various places. Once Adaora spots a triangle, she is happy and the two head home. Adaora is fond of shapes and refused to eat her udala, (a star fruit which started the search for a triangle from the very beginning) because she was afraid to ruin its’ pretty shape. ( )
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When Adaora's cousin promises to find a triangle for her, he doesn't realize just how difficult the task will be. As they search, the cousins encounter heart-shaped akwukwo ede leaves, round elephant drums, and crescent-shaped plantains--everything but the shape they seek. The intimate photographs that accompany this tour through an African village invite young readers into a warm community filled with shapes both familiar and new.

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When Adaora asks to see something in the shape of a triangle, her cousin goes on a search through his African village where he shows her various shapes on the different plants, animals, and other things around them.

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