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Book cover of AFRICAN ORCHESTRA
AFRICAN ORCHESTRA
By: wendy hartmann | Published: March 2019

With magical illustrations from Joan Rankin, and poetry from masterful storyteller, Wendy Hartmann, The African Orchestra lyrically captures the mag...

With magical illustrations from Joan Rankin, and poetry from masterful storyteller, Wendy Hartmann, The African Orchestra lyrically captures the magic of the African sounds of nature. From the clicking of crickets to the crackle of the fire, follow the journey that celebrates these sounds, in the rhythm and music of Africa.

Theme: Diversity

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    9781566560252
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AKILAK'S ADVENTURE
By: deborah webster | Published: October 2016

When Akilak must travel a great distance to another camp to gather food, she thinks she will never be able to make it. With a little help from her gra...

When Akilak must travel a great distance to another camp to gather food, she thinks she will never be able to make it. With a little help from her grandmother's spirit, and her own imagination to keep her entertained, Akilak manages to turn a long journey into an adventure. Even though she at first feels that she will never be able to reach her destination, she keeps her grandmother's assurance that her "destination is not running away; it will be reached eventually" in mind and ends up enjoying the journey that at first seemed so daunting.

Theme: Indigenous

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    9781772271232
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Book cover of ANANSI & THE MAGIC STICK
ANANSI & THE MAGIC STICK
By: eric kimmel | Published: August 2002

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    9780823417636
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ANANSI & THE MOSS-COVERED ROCK
By: eric kimmel | Published: March 2004

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    9780823406890
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ANANSI & THE MOSS-COVERED ROCK
By: eric kimmel | Published: December 1987

A classic trickster folktale told with humor and charm, this is a perfect read along book both parents and children will love.  When Anansi the S...

A classic trickster folktale told with humor and charm, this is a perfect read along book both parents and children will love.  When Anansi the Spider finds a strange moss-covered rock in the forest, he uses it to trick all his animal friends. But Little Bush Deer is onto Anansi's scheme, and hatches a plan to beat him at his own game. Based on tales originating in West Africa and familiar in Caribbean culture, the five-book Anansi the Trickster series is full of slapstick humor and mischief. Eric A. Kimmel’s imaginative energy combined with Janet Stevens’ expressive illustrations create the perfect silly stories for fun-loving kids.

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    9780823407989
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ANANSI & THE TALKING MELON
By: eric kimmel | Published: November 2003

When Anansi the Spider gets stuck in a melon, he decides to pass his time by doing what he's best at—tricking the other animals around him.  ...

When Anansi the Spider gets stuck in a melon, he decides to pass his time by doing what he's best at—tricking the other animals around him.   When his melon begins talking, Elephant is so impressed he decides to take it to show the king.  But Anansi can't resist the opportunity to make jokes at the expense of everyone they meet. Even the King loses his temper over Anansi's bold remarks—but how will the Spider free himself?   Anansi's quick thinking will delight readers who love to watch a master trickster at work, and the bold illustrations of the animals' frustrated faces are sure to make kids laugh.    Based on tales originating in West Africa and familiar in Caribbean culture, the five-book Anansi the Trickster series is full of slapstick humor and mischief. Eric A. Kimmel’s imaginative retellings combined with Janet Stevens’ expressive illustrations create the perfect silly stories for fun-loving kids.

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    9780823411672
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ANANSI DOES THE IMPOSSIBLE AN ASHANTI
By: verna aardema | Published: November 2000

Anansi, the cunning spider of Ashanti folklore, spins another one of his clever tricks in Anansi Does The Impossible! a humourous tale for young on...

Anansi, the cunning spider of Ashanti folklore, spins another one of his clever tricks in Anansi Does The Impossible! a humourous tale for young ones age four to eight. In order to purchase some stories from the Sky God, Anansi needs some rare items to barter. He concocts a plan with the help of his wife, Aso. The award-winning illustrator Lisa Desimini illustrates Verna Aardema’s exciting story.

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    9780689839337
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ANANSI THE SPIDER
By: gerald mcdermott | Published: September 2001

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    9780805003109
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BEAUTY & THE BEAST
By: h lee | Published: February 2014

In this remarkable retelling of Beauty and the Beast, award-winning illustrator Pat Cummings creates an enchanted fairy-tale world flavored by the art...

In this remarkable retelling of Beauty and the Beast, award-winning illustrator Pat Cummings creates an enchanted fairy-tale world flavored by the art, architecture, and culture of West Africa, while writer H. Chuku Lee stays true to the story of this beloved classic. With breathtaking palatial settings inspired by the Dogon tribe of Mali and dazzling costumes reminiscent of the clothing seen on Cummings's own trip to Africa, Beauty and the Beast becomes so much more than just a story—it's a visual and cultural experience. When her father is taken prisoner by a fearsome Beast, Beauty begs the captor to take her instead. The Beast agrees, locking her away in his palace. Though he will give her whatever her heart desires—jewels, gowns, her own living quarters—she is forbidden to leave. Over time, however, Beauty sees the gentler side of the Beast, and an unexpected bond forms. But will it be strong enough to break a curse that threatens the Beast's life? Supports the Common Core State Standards

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    9780688148195
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BRINGING THE RAIN TO KAPITI PLAIN
By: verna aardema | Published: January 1981

A cumulative rhyme relating how Ki-pat brought rain to the drought-stricken Kapiti Plain.

Theme: Diversity

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    9780803708099
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BRINGING THE RAIN TO KAPITI PLAIN
By: verna aardema | Published: June 2019

A beautifully illustrated African tale of how Ki-pat, a herd boy, ended a dreadful drought. In this traditional tale, discovered in Kenya, a young he...

A beautifully illustrated African tale of how Ki-pat, a herd boy, ended a dreadful drought. In this traditional tale, discovered in Kenya, a young herd boy Ki-pat must find a way to save the animals that live on the Kapiti Plain by ending a long and terrible drought. Authored by Verna Aardema, Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain is a delightful rhyming tale full of bright and vivid illustrations by Beatriz Vidal. The cumulative rhyme is a joy to read aloud and a wonderful way to engage young children.

Theme: Diversity

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    9781529007541
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CAN'T SCARE ME
By: ashley bryan | Published: September 2013

From celebrated legend Ashley Bryan, a lavishly depicted cautionary tale of fearlessness and many-headed monsters. There was a little boy who knew ...

From celebrated legend Ashley Bryan, a lavishly depicted cautionary tale of fearlessness and many-headed monsters. There was a little boy who knew no fear... Nope, no fear at all. Not even when his grandma warns him of the giants—the two-headed giant and his three-headed brother, that is. Because this wild, fearless boy isn’t scared of any many-headed giants at all! So one day, he slips away. He just takes off and leaves his grandma behind. After all, what does he care? He’s got his mangoes, and the sunshine, and his flute. And he isn’t scared one bit. But our boy isn’t really bad, you know; just wild. And soon he misses his grandma. So he turns around, and runs right into—those monsters. He’s about to discover that he may indeed have something to fear…their terrible, horrible singing voices! This trickster tale from the French Artilles will have readers toe-tapping and trying out their own singing voices.

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    9781442476578
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FIRE CHILDREN - A WEST AFRICAN FOLK TALE
By: eric maddern | Published: May 2007

The first man and woman are lonely. What to do? They decide to fashion children out of clay. As they are baking the little figures in their fire, they...

The first man and woman are lonely. What to do? They decide to fashion children out of clay. As they are baking the little figures in their fire, they're constantly interrupted by visits from the sky-god, Nyame. As a result, some of the children are pale and underdone, some are left in so long that they come out very dark, and the rest are every shade between. Fran? Lessac's gorgeous gouache paintings, inspired by West African masks and pottery, and Eric Maddern's vivid text make this one of the most compelling of creation myths for young readers.

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    9781845075149
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FLYING TORTOISE
By: tololwa mollel | Published: April 1994

Traditional tales about trickster Mbeku the tortoise are favorite among the Igbo people of southeastern Nigeria. Lively, comical illustrations accompa...

Traditional tales about trickster Mbeku the tortoise are favorite among the Igbo people of southeastern Nigeria. Lively, comical illustrations accompany this spirited retelling of a traditional tale that makes its point about selfishness while making readers laugh. Full color.

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    9780195409901
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FROM LANDS OF THE NIGHT
By: tololwa mollel | Published: January 2014

In this story, the young girl Ra-Eli watches as her family agonizes over the illness of her baby brother Samson. When they approach a healer, the answ...

In this story, the young girl Ra-Eli watches as her family agonizes over the illness of her baby brother Samson. When they approach a healer, the answer comes: "Hold a ceremony to honor your ancestors and ask them to help, a joyful ceremony filled with guests." "Joyful?" my mother said. "How can we be joyful at a time like this?" "A joyful ceremony it must be," replied the healer. "Nothing less will bring the ancestors from their lands of the night. Let's seek joy in hope." And there follows one of those magical sequences that are found in the traditional tales of East Africa, where Tololwa comes from. First, neighbours and friends come to the event — then angels and finally Mola — God. Music and dancing ensue, and when the exhausted Ra-Eli wakes, Mola hands the now recovered baby to his joyful mother. This story is a true testament to the power of ceremony and music and the honouring of ancestors who come, from the lands of the night.

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    9780889954984
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