Children's Africana Book Award

Given by Outreach Council of the African Studies Association (ASA)

Other Names: CABA, Africana Book Award
151 Works 48,808 Books 2,533 Reviews 4.1
In 1991 the Outreach Council of the African Studies Association accepted a proposal from Africa Access to establish awards for outstanding K-12 books on Africa published in the U.S. The awards are show more designed to encourage the publication of accurate, balanced children’s materials on Africa, to recognize literary excellence and to acknowledge the research achievements of outstanding authors and illustrators. Collectively CABA winners show that Africa is indeed a varied and multifaceted continent. CABA titles expand and enrich our perspectives of Africa beyond the stereotypical, a historical and exotic images that are emphasized in the West. (from show less
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Winner 75

Nearer My Freedom: The Interesting Life of Olaudah Equiano by Himself by Monica EdingerChapter Books2024
All That It Ever Meant by Blessing MusaririChapter Books2024
Egyptian Lullaby by Zeena M. PliskaPicture Book2024
The Door of No Return by Kwame AlexanderOlder Readers2023
Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun by Tọlá OkogwuOlder Readers2023
Bottle tops : the art of El Anatsui by Alison GoldbergYoung Children2023
Lion Lights: My Invention That Made Peace with Lions by Richard TurereYoung Children2023
Home Is Not a Country by Safia ElhilloOlder Readers2022
Kwame Nkrumah Midnight Speech for Independence by Useni Eugene PerkinsYoung Children2022
The Hairdresser of Harare by Tendai HuchuNew Adults2021
Raybearer by Jordan IfuekoOlder Readers2021
Idia of the Benin Kingdom: An empowering book for girls ages 4-8 (Our Ancestories) by Ekiuwa AireYoung Children2021
Nana Akua Goes to School by Tricia Elam WalkerYoung Children2021
Gold of Our Fathers by Kwei QuarteyNew Adults2020
Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame MbaliaOlder Readers2020
Hector: A Boy, A Protest, and the Photograph that Changed Apartheid by Adrienne WrightYoung Children2020
Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor NoahNew Adults2019
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi AdeyemiOlder Readers2019
Sing to the Moon by Nansubuga Nagadya IsdahlYoung Children2019
Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo MbueNew Adults2018
When Morning Comes by Arushi RainaOlder Readers2018
Baby Goes to Market by AtinukeYoung Children2018
Grandma's List by Portia DeryYoung Children2018
Mama Africa!: How Miriam Makeba Spread Hope with Her Song by Kathryn ErskineYoung Children2018
Amagama enkululeko! : words for freedom : writing life under Apartheid by Equal EducationOlder Readers2017
Gizo-Gizo: A Tale from the Zongo Lagoon 2016 by Emily WilliamsonYoung Children2017
Black Dove, White Raven by Elizabeth WeinOlder Readers2016
The storyteller by Evan TurkYoung Children2016
Who is King?: Ten Magical Stories from Africa by Beverley NaidooOlder Readers2015
The Red Pencil by Andrea Davis PinkneyOlder Readers2015
Chicken in the Kitchen by Nnedi OkoraforYoung Children2015
Wangari Maathai: The Woman Who Planted Millions of Trees by Franck PrévotYoung Children2015
Once upon a Time in Ghana: Traditional Ewe Stories Retold in English by Anna CottrellOlder Readers2014
Africa Is My Home: A Child of the Amistad by Monica EdingerOlder Readers2014
Bundle of Secrets: Savita Returns Home (Best Children's Book 2014 - Africana Children's Book Award) by Mubina Hassanali KirmaniYoung Children2014
Desmond and the Very Mean Word by Desmond TutuYoung Children2014
Abina and the Important Men: A Graphic History by Trevor R. GetzOlder Readers2013
Far from Home by Na'ima B. RobertOlder Readers2013
The boy who harnessed the wind [Young Readers edition] by William KamkwambaYoung Children2013
When I Get Older: The Story behind "Wavin' Flag" by K'NaanYoung Children2013
Ostrich and Lark by Marilyn NelsonYoung Children2013
Hands Around the Library: Protecting Egypt's Treasured Books by Susan L. RothYoung Children2013
The Matatu by Eric WaltersYoung Children2013
Stones for My Father by Trilby KentOlder Readers2012
Seeds of Change: Planting a Path to Peace by Jen Cullerton JohnsonYoung Children2011
Nelson Mandela: The Authorized Comic Book by The Nelson Mandela FoundationOlder Readers2010
Pharaoh's Boat by David L. WeitzmanYoung Children2010
One Hen: How One Small Loan Made a Big Difference by Katie Smith MilwayYoung Children2009
Aya by Marguerite AbouetOlder Readers2008
Ikenna Goes to Nigeria by Ifeoma OnyefuluYoung Children2008
The Illustrator's Notebook by Mohieddine EllabbadOlder Readers2007
I Lost My Tooth In Africa by Penda DiakitéYoung Children2007
The Mzungu Boy by Meja MwangiOlder Readers2006
How the Amazon Queen Fought the Prince of Egypt by Tamara BowerYoung Children2006
Chanda's Secrets by Allan StrattonOlder Readers2005
Here Comes Our Bride!: An African Wedding Story by Ifeoma OnyefuluYoung Children2005
Out of Bounds: Seven Stories of Conflict and Hope by Beverley NaidooOlder Readers2004
Babu's Song by Stephanie Stuve-BodeenYoung Children2004
Africa: An Encyclopedia for Students by John MiddletonOlder Readers2003
Fatuma's New Cloth by Leslie BulionYoung Children2003
What's Cooking, Jamela? by Niki DalyYoung Children2002
Africa is Not a Country by Margy Burns KnightYoung Children2001
Kings and Queens of West Africa (Watts Library) by Sylviane A. DioufOlder Readers2000
My Rows and Piles of Coins by Tololwa M. MollelYoung Children2000
Why Leopard Has Spots: Dan Stories from Liberia by Won-Ldy PayeOlder Readers1999
Master Weaver from Ghana by Gilbert AhiagbleYoung Children1999
No Turning Back by Beverley NaidooOlder Readers1998
Only a Pigeon by Jane KurtzYoung Children1998
The Day Gogo Went to Vote by Elinor Batezat SisuluYoung Children1997
The Middle Passage: White Ships/Black Cargo by Tom FeelingsOlder Readers1996
The New King by Doreen RappaportYoung Children1996
The Captive by Joyce HansenOlder Readers1995
It Takes a Village by Jane Cowen-FletcherYoung Children1995
Sundiata: Lion King of Mali by David WisniewskiYoung Children1993
The Origin of Life on Earth: An African Creation Myth by David A. AndersonYoung Children1992

Honor Book 66

Flying Up the Mountain: A Novel by Elizabeth-Irene BaitieChapter Books2024
Sankofa: A Culinary Story of Resilience and Belonging by Eric AdjepongPicture Book2024
The Taste of Home by aminatajallohPicture Book2024
Flipflopi: How a Boat Made from Flip-Flops Is Helping to Save the Ocean by Linda Ravin LoddingPicture Book2024
How You Grow Wings by Rimma OnosetaOlder Readers2023
Children of the Quicksands by Efua TraoréOlder Readers2023
The Kaya Girl by Mamle WoloOlder Readers2023
Akie & Ebuka Got into Trouble by Uzoma (Uzo) Rita EzekwudoYoung Children2023
Listen, Layla by Yassmin Abdel-MagiedOlder Readers2022
Crossing the Stream by Elizabeth-Irene BaitieOlder Readers2022
Skin of the Sea by Natasha BowenOlder Readers2022
Sugar Town Queens by Malla NunnOlder Readers2022
African Proverbs for All Ages by Johnnetta Betsch ColeYoung Children2022
When Stars Are Scattered by Victoria JamiesonOlder Readers2021
The Arabic Quilt: An Immigrant Story by Aya KhalilYoung Children2021
The Talking Baobab Tree by Nelda LateefYoung Children2021
War Girls by Tochi OnyebuchiOlder Readers2020
Sulwe by Lupita Nyong'oYoung Children2020
Songs in the Shade of the Cashew and Coconut Trees: Lullabies and Nursery Rhymes from West Africa and the Caribbean by Nathalie SoussanaYoung Children2020
Grandpa Cacao: A Tale of Chocolate, from Farm to Family by Elizabeth ZunonYoung Children2020
Mirage by Somaiya DaudOlder Readers2019
Shaka Rising: A Legend of the Warrior Prince by Luke W. MolverOlder Readers2019
Not Without Flowers by Amma DarkoYoung Children2019
Mama's Amazing Cover Cloth by Ruby Yayra GokaYoung Children2019
Animal village by Nelda LateefYoung Children2019
Grandad Mandela by Zindzi MandelaYoung Children2019
Solo by Kwame AlexanderOlder Readers2018
Akata Warrior by Nnedi OkoraforOlder Readers2018
Sleep Well, Siba and Saba by Nansubuga Nagadya IsdahlYoung Children2018
The Wooden Camel by Wanuri KahiuYoung Children2018
Aluta by Adwoa BadoeOlder Readers2017
The boy who spat in Sargrenti's eye by Manu HerbsteinOlder Readers2017
The Bitter Side of Sweet by Tara SullivanOlder Readers2017
Trouble in Timbuktu by Cristina KesslerOlder Readers2010
Burn My Heart by Beverley NaidooOlder Readers2010
The butter man by Elizabeth LettsYoung Children2009
Planting the Trees of Kenya: The Story of Wangari Maathai by Claire A. NivolaYoung Children2009
Rise of the Golden Cobra by Henry AubinOlder Readers2008
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael BeahOlder Readers2008
Wiil Waal: A Somali Folktale by Kathleen MoriartyYoung Children2008
My father's shop by Satomi IchikawaYoung Children2007
Empires of Medieval West Africa: Ghana, Mali, and Songhay by David C. ConradOlder Readers2006
The Old African by Julius LesterOlder Readers2006
The Ancient Kushites by Liz SonnebornOlder Readers2006
The Heaven Shop by Deborah EllisOlder Readers2005
Talking Drums: A Selection of Poems from Africe south of the Sahara by Veronique TadjoOlder Readers2005
Circle Unbroken by Margot Theis RavenYoung Children2005
Saba: Under the Hyena's Foot (Girls of Many Lands) by Jane KurtzOlder Readers2004
Once Upon a Time by Niki DalyYoung Children2004
The Magic Gourd (Aesop Prize (Awards)) by Baba Wague DiakiteYoung Children2004
Sosu's Call by Meshack AsareYoung Children2003
Silly Mammo: An Ethiopian Tale by Gebregeorgis YohannesYoung Children2003
Beatrice's Goat by Page McBrierYoung Children2002
Bikes For Rent by Isaac OlayleyeYoung Children2002
Gugu's House by Catherine StockYoung Children2002
My Great Grandmother's Gourd by Cristina KesslerYoung Children2001
Subira Subira by Tololwa M. MollelYoung Children2001
Jamela's Dress by Niki DalyYoung Children2000
Vacation in the Village by Pierre NjengYoung Children2000
No More Strangers Now by DKOlder Readers1999
Halala Means Welcome: A Book of Zulu Words (Jump at the Sun) by Ken Wilson-MaxYoung Children1999
Boundless Grace by Mary HoffmanYoung Children1996
Big Boy by Tololwa M. MollelYoung Children1996
The Royal Kingdoms of Ghana, Mali, and Songhay: Life in Medieval Africa by Patricia McKissackOlder Readers1995
The African Mask by Janet RupertOlder Readers1995
Apartheid: Calibrations of Color (Icarus World Issues Series) by Patra McSharryOlder Readers1992

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