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Atinuke

Author of Anna Hibiscus

35 Works 3,080 Members 122 Reviews 1 Favorited

About the Author

Includes the name: Atinuke Atinuke

Series

Works by Atinuke

Anna Hibiscus (2007) 629 copies
Hooray for Anna Hibiscus! (2008) 260 copies
Good Luck, Anna Hibiscus! (2009) 254 copies
Have Fun, Anna Hibiscus! (2010) 237 copies
Baby Goes to Market (2017) 191 copies
The No 1 Car Spotter (2010) 134 copies
Anna Hibiscus' Song (2011) 134 copies
Welcome Home, Anna Hibiscus! (2012) 123 copies
Love from Anna Hibiscus! (2015) 123 copies
Go Well, Anna Hibiscus! (2014) 119 copies
B is for Baby (2019) 110 copies
Too Small Tola (2020) 106 copies
Catch That Chicken! (2020) 69 copies

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Birthdate
late 1900s
Gender
female
Nationality
Nigeria
Birthplace
Ibadan, Nigeria
Places of residence
Wales, UK
Lagos, Nigeria
Occupations
storyteller
Short biography
Atinuke was born in Nigeria and spent her childhood in both Africa and the UK. She works internationally as a storyteller, telling tales from both Africa and the African Diaspora. Her stories are a medley of traditional folklore and contemporary urban life. Set in the Africa of her childhood, Anna Hibiscus is her first book. Atinuke lives with her husband and two young sons in Wales. [from Anna Hibiscus (2010)]

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Gr 2–4—This slice-of-life chapter book explores Tola's life as a young girl in Lagos, Nigeria. The smallest in her
family, she is teased because of her size, but she is reminded through tiny feats of might and bravery (and
mathematics) that strength comes from within. Sweet monochrome illustrations bring Tola's bustling world to life and
showcase cultural customs alongside examples of healthy communication and blossoming self-confidence.
 
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BackstoryBooks | 14 other reviews | Apr 1, 2024 |
This book would be good for intermediate students. This book is "Too Small Tola" written by Atinuke, illustrated by Onyinye Iwu, and published in 2020. This book is about a girl named Tola who can do anything she puts her mind to despite her small size and young age. I think this would be a good book in the classroom to teach kids that just because they are young, they can still do mighty things. This book has a lot of words and the pictures are all in black and white so this is a more advanced early chapter book, but still very simple and easy to understand.… (more)
 
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kcochell23 | 14 other reviews | Feb 7, 2024 |
I enjoyed this book. I think it is very empowering especially for young girls who might have something working against them like their size, religion, ethnicity and many other factors. This book focuses on a young Nigerian girl who is very small for her size but she is very determined. I think this book is for the intermediate age
 
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amills21 | 14 other reviews | Jan 31, 2024 |
This is my favorite Anna Hibiscus so far (my 6yo and I have read almost all of them). Atinuke has touched on poverty before in her stories, like when Anna goes to the poorest part of the city and finds children playing in a rubbish heap. In this story, Anna and her big girl cousins go to their grandparents' village on vacation. There is no school there so Anna teaches some village children ABCs and 123s. She also meets an orphaned boy who is on his own.

Despite the hard truths in this story, the telling is warm and optimistic. These books seem aimed at early chapter book readers, ages 6 to 9 or so. There are not many books for this age that take on such difficult topics and probably even fewer that do it so well.… (more)
 
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LibrarianDest | 1 other review | Jan 3, 2024 |

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Statistics

Works
35
Members
3,080
Popularity
#8,287
Rating
4.2
Reviews
122
ISBNs
166
Languages
2
Favorited
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