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Book awards: Children's Africana Book Award

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Works (49)

The Origin of Life on Earth: An African Creation Myth by David A. AndersonYoung Children, 1992
Sundiata: Lion King of Mali by David WisniewskiYoung Children, 1993
The Captive by Joyce HansenOlder Readers, 1995
It Takes a Village by Jane Cowen-FletcherYoung Children, 1995
The Middle Passage: White Ships/Black Cargo by Tom FeelingsOlder Readers, 1996
The New King by Doreen RappaportYoung Children, 1996
The Day Gogo Went to Vote by Elinor Batezat SisuluYoung Children, 1997
No Turning Back: A Novel of South Africa by Beverley NaidooOlder Readers, 1998
Only a Pigeon by Jane KurtzYoung Children, 1998
Master Weaver from Ghana by Gilbert AhiagbleYoung Children, 1999
Why Leopard Has Spots: Dan Stories from Liberia (World Stories) by Margaret H. LippertOlder Readers, 1999
Kings and Queens of West Africa (Watts Library) by Sylviane A. DioufOlder Readers, 2000
My Rows and Piles of Coins by Tololwa M. MollelYoung Children, 2000
Africa Is Not A Country by Margy Burns KnightYoung Children, 2001
What's Cooking, Jamela? by Niki DalyYoung Children, 2002
Africa: An Encyclopedia for Students by John MiddletonOlder Readers, 2003
Fatuma's New Cloth by Leslie BulionYoung Children, 2003
Babu's Song by Stephanie Stuve-BodeenYoung Children, 2004
Out of Bounds: Seven Stories of Conflict and Hope by Beverley NaidooOlder Readers, 2004
Chanda's Secrets by Allan StrattonOlder Readers, 2005
Here Comes Our Bride!: An African Wedding Story by Ifeoma OnyefuluYoung Children, 2005
How the Amazon Queen Fought the Prince of Egypt by Tamara BowerYoung Children, 2006
The Mzungu Boy by Meja MwangiOlder Readers, 2006
The Illustrator's Notebook by Mohieddine EllabbadOlder Readers, 2007
I Lost My Tooth In Africa by Penda DiakiteYoung Children, 2007
Aya by Marguerite AbouetOlder Readers, 2008
Ikenna Goes to Nigeria (Children Return to Their Roots) by Ifeoma OnyefuluYoung Children, 2008
One Hen: How One Small Loan Made a Big Difference by Katie Smith MilwayYoung Children, 2009
Nelson Mandela: The Authorized Comic Book by The Nelson Mandela FoundationOlder Readers, 2010
Pharaoh's Boat by David L. WeitzmanYoung Children, 2010
Seeds of Change: Planting a Path to Peace by Jen Cullerton JohnsonYoung Children, 2011
Stones for My Father by Trilby KentOlder Readers, 2012
Abina and the Important Men: A Graphic History by Trevor R. GetzOlder Readers, 2013
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Young Readers Edition by William KamkwambaYoung Children, 2013
Far from Home by Na'ima B. RobertOlder Readers, 2013
Hands Around the Library: Protecting Egypt's Treasured Books by Karen Leggett AbourayaYoung Children, 2013
The Matatu by Eric WaltersYoung Children, 2013
Ostrich and Lark by Marilyn NelsonYoung Children, 2013
When I Get Older: The Story behind "Wavin' Flag" by K'NaanYoung Children, 2013
Africa Is My Home: A Child of the Amistad by Monica EdingerOlder Readers, 2014
Bundle of Secrets: Savita Returns Home (Best Children's Book 2014 - Africana Children's Book Award) by Mubina Hassanali KirmaniYoung Children, 2014
Desmond and the Very Mean Word by Desmond TutuYoung Children, 2014
Once upon a Time in Ghana: Traditional Ewe Stories Retold in English by Anna CottrellOlder Readers, 2014
Chicken in the Kitchen by Nnedi OkoraforYoung Children, 2015
The Red Pencil by Andrea Davis PinkneyOlder Readers, 2015
Wangari Maathai: The Woman Who Planted Millions of Trees by Franck PrévotYoung Children, 2015
Who is King?: Ten Magical Stories from Africa by Beverley NaidooOlder Readers, 2015
Black Dove, White Raven by Elizabeth WeinOlder Readers, 2016
The Storyteller by Evan TurkYoung Children, 2016

Award description

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 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 http://africaaccessreview.org/africana-awards/)


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