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Jambo Means Hello: Swahili Alphabet Book

by Muriel Feelings

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This book is an alphabet book that also teaches about the Swahili language. The book features detailed illustrations and clear descriptions of the words it introduces. This would be an appropriate book for intermediate readers, and could be a worthy addition to a multicultural classroom. ( )
  aripley16 | Oct 23, 2018 |
This informational picture book begins with a short bit of information about Swahili language and culture. The book then introduces twenty-four words that are important in Swahili culture, one word for every letter of the alphabet. Through this book, children are given information about a culture of Africa as well as words that are used in that culture. ( )
  aripley16 | Apr 2, 2018 |
This Swahili alphabet presents a word with English translation for each 24 letters of the alphabet. The illustrations in this book do a lot to help explain the Swahili culture and the meanings of the words given. ( )
  greinertsen17 | Feb 19, 2018 |
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  SteppLibrary | Mar 7, 2017 |
I really liked this book. The book attempted to teach Swahili words to young readers. I liked the over all appeal of the book is good. The outside of the book is distressed and almost looks like paper michay was used. The next reason I like this book is because it goes through every letter of the alphabet and introduces one word for each letter. It gives the word, the definition and the pronunciation. The graphics are also very culturally appropriate. They depict exactly what the word is talking about. This way we have four different ways to understand the new word. The children in the picture look like children children from the Congo, or countries that speak Swahili. I think the purpose of this book is to inform young readers about the Swahili language, and some traditions and elements of their culture. ( )
  rcarpe4 | Mar 2, 2016 |
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Presents a word, with English translation, for each of the twenty-four letters in the Swahili alphabet. Brief explanation of each word introduces an East African custom.

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