African Culture

General African Literature

Badian, Seydou. Caught In The Storm. Lynne Rienner Publishers, Boulder, CO, 1998.

Barnard, Alan. Kalahari Bushmen (Threatened Cultures). Thomson Learning, New York, 1994. 

Barnes, Joyce Annette. Amistad. Dream Works, New York, 1997.

Bryan, Ashley. The Night Has Ears. Atheneum Books for Young Readers, New York, 1999. 

Burckhardt, Ann. The People of Africa and Their Food. Capstone Press, Minnesota, 1996.

Chiasson, John. African Journey. Bradbury Press, New York, 1987. 

Cohen, David Elliot.  A Day In the Life of Africa.  Tides Foundation, San Francisco, 2002.

Cowen-Fletcher, Jane. It Takes A Village. Scholastic Inc., New York, 1994. 

Equiano, Olaudah. The Kidnapped Prince: The Life of Olaudah Equiano. Adapted by Ann Cameron. Adolf A. Knopf, New York, 1995.

Fairman, Tony. Bury My Bones But Keep My Words: African Tales for Retelling. Henry Holt and Company, New York, 1991.

Farmer, Nancy. Do You Know Me. Illustrated by Shelley Jackson. Orchard Books, New York, 1993.

Graham, Lorenz. How God Fixed Jonah. Boyds Mills Press, Honesdale, PA, 2000.

Gregorowski, Christopher. Fly, Eagle, Fly! An African Tale. Illustrated by Niki Daly. Margaret McElderry Books, New York, 2000. 

Grifalconi, Ann. Flyaway Girl. Little, Brown and Company, Boston, 1992.

Halliburton, Warren. Africa Today: City and Village Life. Crestwood House, New York, 1993. 

Hamilton, Virginia. The Girl Who Spun Gold. Illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon.  Blue Sky Press, New York, 2000. 

Hartmann, Wendy. One Sun Rises: An African Wildlife Counting Book. Illustrated by Nicolaas Maritz. Dutton Children s Books, New York, 1994.

Haskins, James and Katherine Benson. African Beginnings. Illustrated by Floyd Cooper Lothrop. Lee & Shepard Books, New York, 1998. 

Haskins, James and Katherine Benson. Bound For America: The Forced Migration of Africans to New World. Illustrated by Floyd Cooper. Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Book, New York, 1999.

Johnson, James Weldon. Lift Ev ry Voice and Sing. Scholastic Books, New York, 1995. 

Keidel, Eudene. African Fables That Teach About God. Illustrated by Kathy Bartel. Herald Press, Scottdale, PA, 1978.

Keidel, Eudene. African Fables Book II That Teach About God. Illustrated by Paul Zehr. Herald Press, Scottdale, PA, 1981. 

Kessler, Cristina. One Night: A Story from the Desert. Illustrated by Ian Schoenherr. Philomel Books, New York, 1995.

Kroll, Virginia. Africa: Brothers and Sister. Illustrated by Vanessa French. Aladdin Paperbacks, New York, 1998. 

Kurtz, Jane. Faraway Home. Gulliver Books, New York, 2000.

London, Jonathan. What the Animals Were Waiting For. Illustrated by Paul Morin. Scholastic Press, New York, 2001. 

Low, Robert. People of the Desert. The Rosen Publishing Group, PowerKids Press, New York, 1996.

Low, Robert. People of the River Valley. The Rosen Publishing Group, PowerKids Press, New York, 1996. 

Low, Robert. People of the Savanna. The Rosen Publishing Group, PowerKids Press, New York, 1996.

Mama, Rauof and Mary Romney. Pearls of Wisdom: African and Caribbean Folktales. Pro Lingua Associates, Brattleboro, VT, 2001. 

McKissack, Patricia and Fredrick. The Royal Kingdoms of Ghana, Mali, and Songhay: Life in Medieval Africa. Henry Holt and Company, New York, 1994.

McLoone, Margo. Women Explorers in Africa. Capstone Press, Mankato, MN, 1997. 

Mennen, Ingrid and Niki Daly. Somewhere In AfricaDutton Children s books, New York, 1990.

Musgrove, Margaret. Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions. The Dial Press, New York, 1976. 

Naidoo, Beverley. The Other Side of the Truth. Harper Collins, 2000.

Ngcobo, Lauretta. And They Didn't Die. The Feminist Press, New York, 1990.

Nikola-Lisa, W. Hallelujah! A Christmas Celebration. Atheneum Books, New York, 2000. 

Nyokabi, Sally. The Chameleon Who Couldn t Stop Changing His Mind. Transafrica Publishers Limited, Nairobi.

Ofosu-Appiah, L.H. People In Bondage: African Slavery Since the 15th Century. Runestone Press, Minneapolis, MN, 1992. 

Onyefulu, Ifeoma. A Triangle for Adaora. Dutton Children's Books, New York, 2000.

Patinkin, Mark. An Africa Journey: A Portrait of Africa, of Hunger, and of Hope. William B. Publishing Company, Grand Rapids, MI, 1985. 

Rumford, James. Traveling Man: The Journey of Ibn Battuta, 1325-1354. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 2001.

Sterling, Dorothy. Black Foremothers. The Feminist Press, New York, 1988.

Steptoe, John. Birthday. Henry Holt and Company, New York, 1991. 

Stokes, Olivia Pearl. The Beauty of Being Black: Folktales, Poems and Art from Africa. Illustrated by Karen Tureck. Friendship Press, New York, 1971.

Terzian, Alexandra M.  The Kids' Multicultural Art Book: Art and Craft Experiences from Around the World.  Charlotte, VT:  Williamson Publishing, 1993. 

Timberlake, Lloyd. Famine in Africa. Gloucester Press, New York, 1986.

Walter, Mildred Pitts. Brother To the Wind. Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books, New York, 1985.  

Williams, Karen Lynn. When Africa Was Home. Orchard Books, New York, 1991.

Wilson, Thomas. City-States of the Swahili Coast. Franklin Watts, New York, 1998.  

Zehr, Howard and Charmayne Denlinger Brubaker ( ed.) A Dry Roof and a Cow. Mennonite Central Committee, Akron, PA, 1994. 

Ashanti 

Aardema, Verna. Half-A-Ball-of Kenki: An Ashanti Tale Retold. Frederick Warne, New York, 1979.

Aardema, Verna. Oh, Kojo! How Could You! Dial Books for Young Readers, New York, 1984. 

Mollel, Tololwa. Ananse s Feast: An Ashanti Tale. Clarion Books, New York, 1997.

Benin 

Hetfield, Jamie. Yoruba of West Africa. The Rosen Publishing Group, PowerKids Press, New York, 1996.

Peffer-Engels, John. The Benin Kingdom or West Africa. The Rosen Publishing Group s PowerKids Press, 

Cameroon

Bognomo, Joel Eboueme. Madoulina: A Girl Who Wanted to Go to School. Boyds Mills Press, Honesdale, PA, 1999. 

Njeng, Pierre Yves. Vacation in the Village. Boyds Mills Press, Honesdale, PA, 1999.

Chad 

Hostetler, Marian. African Adventure. Herald Press, Scottdale, Pennsylvania, 1976.

East Africa 

Cobb, Vicki. This Place is Wild: East Africa.  Walker and Company, 1998.

Hetfield, Jamie. The Maasai of East Africa. The Rosen Publishing Group, PowerKids Press, New York, 1996. 

Low, Robert. People of the Savanna. The Rosen Publishing Group, PowerKids Press, New York, 1996.

Egypt

Aliki. Mummies Made in Egypt. Harper & Row Publishers, New York, 1979. 

Bower, Tamara. The Shipwrecked Sailor: An Egyptian Tale with Hieroglyphs. Atheneum Books for Young Readers, New York, 2000.

Frank, John. The Tomb of the Boy King. Illustrated by Tom Pohrt. Farrar Straus Giroux, New York, 2001. 

Gray, Nigel. A Balloon for Grandad. Illustrated by Jane Ray. Orchard Books, New York, 1988.

Greger, Shana. Cry of the Benu Bird: An Egyptian Creation Story. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 1996. 

Heide, Florence Perry and Judith Heide Gilliland. The Day of Ahmed s Secret. Illustrated by Ted Lewin. Mulberry Books, New York, 1995.

James, John and Louise. How We Know About the Egyptians. Peter Bedrick Books, New York, 1997. 

Knight, Joan. Journey to Egypt: A UNICEF Pop-Up Book. Illustrated by Piero Ventura. Intervisual Communication, Inc., New York, 1986.

Matze, Claire Sidhom. The Stars in My Geddoh s Sky. Illustrated by Bill Farnsworth. Albert Whitman and Company, Morton Grove, IL, 1999. 

Oppenheim, Shulamith Levey. The Hundredth Name. Illustrated by Michael Hays. Boyds Mills Press, Honesdale, PA, 1995.

Parker, Lewis. Dropping in On Egypt. Rourke Book Company, Vero Beach, FL, 1994. 

Pitkanen, Matti. The Children of Egypt. Carolrhoda Books, Inc., Minneapolis, MN, 1991.

Sabuda, Robert. Tutankhamen s Gift. Atheneum Books for Young Readers, New York, 1994. 

Shah, Idries. Neem The Half-Boy. Illustrated by Midori Mori and Robert Revels. Hoopoe Books, Boston, 1997.

Streissguth, Tom. A Ticket  to Egypt. Carolrhoda Books, Inc., Minneapolis, MN, 1999. 

Streissguth, Tom. Egypt. Carolrhoda Books, Inc., Minneapolis, MN, 1999.

Unstead, R.J. See Inside Egyptian Town. Warwick Press, New York, 1986. 

Wilson, Susan. Countries of the World: Egypt. Gareth Stevens Publishing, Milwaukee, 1998.

Eritrea

Berg, Lois Anne. An Eritrean Family. Lerner Publication Company, Minneapolis, MN, 1996. 

Ethiopia

Gilkes, Patrick. Conflict in Somalia and Ethiopia. New Discoveries Books, New York, 1994. 

Kurtz, Jane. Faraway Home. Illustrated by E.B. Lewis. Gulliver Books Harcourt, Inc., San Diego, CA, 2000.

Kurtz, Jane. Fire on the Mountain. Illustrated by E.B. Lewis. Simon & Schuster Children s Publishing Division,  New York, 1994. 

Kurtz, Jane and Christopher. Only A Pigeon . Illustrated by E.B. Lewis. Simon & Schuster Children s Publishing Division, New York, 1997.

Kurtz, Jane. Pulling the Lion s Tail. Illustrated by Floyd Cooper. Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, New York, 1995.

Laird, Elizabeth and Abba Aregawi Wolde Gabriel. The Miracle Child. Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York, 1985. 

Levitin, Sonia. The Return. Ballantine Books, New York, 1987.

Low, Robert. People of the River Valley. The Rosen Publishing Group, PowerKids Press, New York, 1996. 

Lye, Keith. Take A Trip to Ethiopia. Franklin Watts, New York, 1986.

Peffer, John. States of Ethiopia. Franklin Watts, New York, 1998. 

Schrier, Jeffrey. On the Wings of Eagles: An Ethiopian Child s Story. The Millbrook Press, Inc., Brookfield, CT, 1998.

Schur, Maxine Rose. Day of Delight: A Jewish Sabbath in Ethiopia. Illustrated by Brian Pinkney. Dial Books for Young Readers, New York, 1994. 

Stewart, Gail. Places in the News: Ethiopia. Macmillan Publishing Company, New York, 1991.

Ghana 

Blauer, Ettagale and Jason Laure. Enchantment of the World: Ghana. Children s Press, New York, 1999.

Dee, Ruby. Tower to Heaven. Illustrated by Jennifer Bent. Henry Holt and Company, New York, 1991. 

McKissack, Patricia and Fredrick. Royal Kingdom of Ghana, Mali and Songhay. Henry Holt and Company, New York, 1993.

Medearis, Angela Shelf. Seven Spools of Thread: a Kwanzaa Story. Illustrated by Daniel Minter. Albert Whitman and Company, Morton Grove, IL, 2000. 

Medearis, Angela Shelf. Too Much Talk. Illustrated by Stefano Vitale. Candlewick Press, New York, 1995.

Mollel, Tololwa. Ananse s Feast: An Ashanti Tale. Illustrated by Andrew Glass. Clarion Books, New York, 1997.

 Kalahari Bushmen

Barnard, Alan. Kalahari Bushmen (Threatened Cultures). Thomson Learning, New York, 1994. 

Low, Robert. People of the Desert. The Rosen Publishing Group, PowerKids Press, New York, 1996.

Kenya

Aardema, Verna. Who s in Rabbit s House? Illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon. Dial Books for Young Readers, New York, 1977. 

Anderson, Joy. Juma and the Magic Jinn. Illustrated by Charles Mikolaycak. Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books, New York, 1986.

Children s International Network. Where in the World: Kids Explore Kenya. Encounter Video, Portland, OR. 

Dahl, Michael. Countries of the World: Kenya. Bridgestone Books, Mankato, MN, 1997.

Feelings, Muriel. Moja Means One: Swahili Counting Book. Illustrated by Tom Feelings. Dial Press, New York, 1972. 

Hadithi, Mwenye. Greedy Zebra. Illustrated by Adrienne Kennaway. Little Brown and Company, Boston, 1984.

King, David. Dropping in on Kenya. Rourke Book Company, Vero Beach, 1995. 

Low, Robert. People of the River Valley. The Rosen Publishing Group, PowerKids Press, New York, 1996.

Lye, Keith. Take a Trip to Kenya. Franklin Watts, New York, 1985. 

McCollum, Sean. Kenya. Carolrhoda Books, Minneapolis, MN, 1999.

Musgrove, Margaret. The Spider Weaver: A Legend of Kente Cloth. Illustrated by Julia Cairns. Blue Sky Press, New York, 2000. 

Quintana, Anton. The Baboon King. Translated by John Nieuwenhuizen. Walter and Company, New York, 1999.

Sammis, Fran. Colors of Kenya. Illustrated by Jeni Reeves. Carolrhoda Books, Minneapolis, MN, 1998. 

Ward, Leila. I am Eyes Ni Macho. Illustrated by Nonny Hogragian. Scholastic Press, Inc., New York, 1978.

Wilson-Max, Ken. Furaha Means Happy: A Book of Swahili Words . Hyperion Books for Children, New York, 2000.

 Kikuyu People 

Quintana, Anton. The Baboon King. Translated by John Nieuwenhuizen. Walter and Company, New York, 1999.

Liberia

Chicoine, Stephen. A Liberian Family. Lerner Publication Company, Minneapolis, MN, 1997. 

Dee, Ruby. (retold). Two Ways to Count to Ten: A Liberian Folktale. Illustrated by Susan Meddaugh. Henry Holt and Company, New York, 1990.

Graham, Lorenz. Every Man Heart Lay Down. Illustrated by Colleen Browning. Boyds Mills Press, Honesdale, PA, 1970. 

Graham, Lorenz. How God Fixed Jonah. Boyds Mills Press, Honesdale, PA, 2000.

Libya

Gottfried, Ted. Libya: Desert Land in Conflict. Millbrook Press, Brookfield, CT, 1994.

Maasai 

Aardema, Verna. Who s in Rabbit s House? Illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon. Dial Books for Young Readers, New York, 1977.

Hetfield, Jamie. The Maasai of East Africa. PowerKids Press, New York, 1996. 

Kroll, Virginia. Maasai and I. Illustrated by Nancy Carpenter. Four Winds Press, New York, 1992.

London, Jonathan. What the Animals Were Looking For. Illustrated by Paul Morin. Scholastic Press Inc., New York, 2001. 

Low, Robert. People of the Savanna by Robert Low. The Rosen Publishing Group, PowerKids Press, New York, 1996.

Mollel, Tololwa. The Orphan Boy. Illustrated by Paul Morin. Clarion Books, New York, 1990. 

Quintana, Anton. The Baboon King. Translated by John Nieuwenhuizen. Walter and Company, New York, 1999.

Mali 

Badian, Seydou. Caught In The Storm. Lynne Rienner Publishers, Boulder, CO, 1998. 

Badian, Seydou. Caught in the Storm. Publishers, 1998.

Burns, Khephra. Mansa Musa. Illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon. Gulliver Books, New York, 2001. 

Diakite, Baba Wague. The Hunterman and the Crocodile. Scholastic Press Inc., New York, 1997.

Diakite, Penda. I Lost My Tooth in Africa. Scholastic Press, New York, 2006.

Lerner Publications. Mali in Pictures. Lerner Publications, Minneapolis, MN, 1990. 

McKissack, Patricia and Fredrick. The Royal Kingdoms of Ghana, Mali, and Songhay: Life in Medieval Africa. Henry Holt and Company, New York, 1994.

Malawi

Sierra, Judy. The Mean Hyena: A Folktale from Malawi. Illustrated by Michael Bryant. Lodestar Books, New York, 1997.

Niger

Kessler, Cristina. One Night: A Story from the Desert. Illustrated by Ian Schoenherr. Philomel Books, New York, 1995. 

Nigeria

Echewa, T. Obinkaram. The Ancestor Tree. Illustrated by Christy Hale. Lodestar Books, New York, 1994. 

Hetfield, Jamie. Asante of West Africa. The Rosen Publishing Group, PowerKids Press, New York, 1996.

Naidoo, Beverley. The Other Side of Truth. Harper Collins Publishers, New York, 2000. 

Olaleye, Isaac. The Distant Talking Drum. Illustrated by Frane Lessac. Boyds Mills Press, Honesdale, PA, 1995.

Oluonye, Mary. Nigeria. Carolrhoda Books, Inc., Minneapolis, MN, 1998. 

Oluonye, Mary. A Ticket to Nigeria. Carolrhoda Books, Inc., Minneapolis, MN, 1998.

Onyefulu, Ifeoma. Ogbo: Sharing Life in an African Village. Gulliver Books, San Diego, 1996. 

Wolkstein, Diane. The Day Ocean Came to Visit. Illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher. Gulliver Books Harcourt, 2001.

Sahara - Tuaregs 

Kessler, Cristina. One Night: A Story from the Desert. Illustrated by Ian Schoenherr. Philomel Books, New York, 1995.

Low, Robert. People of the Desert. The Rosen Publishing Group, PowerKids Press, New York, 1996. 

Senegal

Beaton, Margaret. Enchantment of the World: Senegal. Children s Press, New York, 1997. 

Somalia

Gilkes, Patrick. Conflict in Somalia and Ethiopia. New Discoveries Books, New York, 1994. 

Hoffman, Mary. The Color of Home. Illustrated by Karin Littlewood. Phyllis Fogelman Books, New York, 2002.

Ricciuti, Edward. Somalia: A Crisis of Famine and War. Millbrook Press, Brookfield, CT, 1993. 

Songhay

Conrad, David. The Songhay Empire. Franklin Watts, New York, 1998.

 McKissack, Patricia and Fredrick. The Royal Kingdoms of Ghana, Mali, and Songhay: Life in Medieval Africa. Henry Holt and Company, New York, 1994.

South Africa

Barnard, Alan. Kalahari Bushmen (Threatened Cultures). Thomson Learning, New York, 1994. 

Case, Dianne. Love, David. Illustrated by Dan Andreason. Lodestar Books, New York, 1991.

Cooper, Floyd. Mandela: From the Life of the South African Statesman. Philomel Books, New York, 1996. 

Cornell, Christine. The Zulu of South Africa. The Rosen Publishing Group, PowerKids Press, New York, 1996.

Daly, Niki. Not So Fast: Songololo. Atheneum, New York, 1986. 

Denenberg, Barry. Nelson Mandela: No Easy Walk to Freedom. Scholastic Press Inc., New York, 1991.

Derrida, Jacques  and Mustapha Tlili. For Nelson Mandela. Seaver Books, New York, 1987. 

Gordon, Sheila. The Middle of Somewhere: A Story of South Africa. Orchard Books, New York, 1990.

Gordon, Sheila. Waiting for the Rain. Orchard Books, New York, 1987. 

Graham, Lorenz. Every Man Heart Lay Down. Illustrated by Colleen Browning. Boyds Mills Press, Honesdale, PA, 1995.

Heale, Jay. Festivals of the World: South Africa. Gareth Stevens Publishing, Milwaukee, 1998. 

Heinrichs, Ann. South Africa. Children s Press, New York, 1997.

Hoobler, Dorothy and Thomas. Nelson and Winnie Mandela. Franklin Watts, New York, 1987. 

Hughes, Libby. Nelson Mandela: Voice of Freedom. Dillon Press, New York, 1992.

Isadora, Rachel. A South African Night. Greenwillow Books, New York, 1998. 

Isadora, Rachel. At the Crossroads. Greenwillow Books, New York, 1991.

Isadora, Rachel. Over the Green Hills. Greenwillow Books, New York, 1992. 

Lefanu, Sarah and Stephen Hayward. Colors of a New Day. Pantheon Books, New York, 1991.

Lewin, Hugh. Jafta: The Homecoming. Illustrated by Lisa Kopper. Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1994. 

London, Jonathan. What the Animals Were Waiting For. Illustrated by Paul Morin. Scholastic Press Inc., New York, 2001.

Magubane, Peter. Soweto: The Fruit of Fear. Africa World Press, Inc., Trenton, NJ, 1986. 

Magubane, Peter. June 16 1976 Never, Never Again 20th Anniversary. Creda Communications, Capetown, South Africa, 1986.

McKee, Tim. No More Strangers Now: Young Voices From a New South Africa.  D.K. Publishing, New York, 1998. 

Mollel, Tololwa. Song Bird. Illustrated by Rosanne Litzinger. Clarion Press, New York, 1999.

Naidoo, Beverly. Chain of Fire.  J.B Lippincott, New York, 1990. 

Naidoo, Beverly. Journey to Jo burg: A South African Story.  J.B Lippincott, New York, 1985.

Oluonye, Mary. South Africa. Carolrhoda Books, Inc., Minneapolis, MN, 1999. 

Oluonye, Mary. A Ticket to South Africa. Carolrhoda Books, Inc., Minneapolis, MN, 1999.

Paton, Alan. Ah, But Your Land is Beautiful. Charles Scribner s Sons, New York, 1981. 

Paton, Jonathan. The Land and People of South Africa.  L.B. Lippincott, New York, 1990.

Peace, Judy Boppell. The Boy Child Is Dying: A South African Experience. Harper and Row Publishers, San Francisco, 1986. 

Rochman, Hazel. Somehow Tenderness Survives: Stories of Southern Africa. Harper & Row Publishing, New York, 1988.

Rupert, Rona. Straw Sense. Illustrated by Mike Dooling. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, New York, 1993. 

Seeger, Pete. Abiyoyo. Illustrated by Michael Hays. Macmillan Publishing Company, New York, 1986.

Silver, Norman. No Tigers in Africa. Dutton Children s Book, New York, 1990. 

Sisulu, Elinor Batezat. The Day Gogo Went to Vote: South Africa April 1994. Illustrated by Sharon Wilson. Little Brown and Company, Boston, 1996.

Stanley, Diane and Peter Vennema. Shaka: King of the Zulus. Illustrated by Diane Stanley. Morrow Junior Books, New York, 1988. 

Stewart, Dianne. The Dove. Illustrated by Jude Daly. Greenwillow Books, New York, 1993.

Stewart, Gail. South Africa: Places in the News. Crestwood House, New York, 1990. 

Tessendorf, K.C. Along the Road to Soweto: A Racial History of South Africa. Atheneum, New York, 1989.

Williams, Michael. Crocodiles Burning. Lodestar Books, New York, 1992. 

Williams, Michael. Into the Valley. Philomel Books, New York, 1993.

Williams-Garcia, Rita. Diamond Land. Scholastic, Inc., New York, 2003.

Wilson-Max, Ken. Halala Means Welcome! A Book of Zulu Words. Hyperion Books for Children, New York, 1998. 

Woods, Donald. South African Dispatches: Letters to My Countrymen. Henry Holt and Company, New York, 1986.

Swahili 

Feelings, Muriel. Moja Means One: Swahili Counting Book. Illustrated by Tom Feelings. Dial Press, New York, 1972.

Wilson, Thomas. City-States of the Swahili Coast. Franklin Watts, New York, 1998. 

Wilson-Max, Ken. Furaha Means Happy: A Book of Swahili Words . Hyperion Books for Children, New York, 2000.

Sudan 

Archibald, Erika. A Sudanese Family. Lerner Publications Company, Minneapolis, MN, 1997.

Tanzania 

Aardema, Verna. Bimwili & The Zimwi. Dial Books For Young Readers, New York, 1985.

Aardema, Verna. Oh, Kojo! How Could You!  Illustrated by Marc Brown. Dial Books for Young Readers, New York, 1984. 

Margolies, Barbara. Rehema s Journey: A Visit in Tanzania. Scholastic Books Inc., 1990.

Mollel, Tololwa. Shadow Dance. Illustrated by Donna Perrone. Clarion Books, New York, 1998. 

Mollel, Tololwa. Subira, Subira. Illustrated by Linda Saport. Clarion Books, New York, 2000.

Quintana, Anton. The Baboon King. Walter and Company, New York, 1999. 

Stuve-Bodeen, Stephanie. Elizabeti s Doll. Illustrated by Christy Hale. Lee and Low Books, New York, 1998.

Tuareg - People of the Sahara Desert

Kessler, Cristina. One Night: A Story from the Desert. Illustrated by Ian Schoenherr. Philomel Books, New York, 1995.

Uganda 

Blauer, Ettagale and Jason Laure. Enchantment of the World: Uganda. Children s Press, New York, 1997.

West Africa

Aardema, Verna. Half-A- Ball of Kenki. Frederick Warne,1979.

Aardema, Verna. Oh, Kojo! How Could You!  Dial Books For Young Readers, 1984. 

Conrad, David. Songhay Empire. The Rosen Publishing Group, PowerKids Press, New York, 1998.

Cornell, Christine. Dogon of West Africa. The Rosen Publishing Group, PowerKids Press, New York, 1996. 

Dee, Ruby. (retold). Tower to Heaven. Illustrated by Jennifer Bent. Henry Holt and Company, New York, 1991.

Diakite, Baba Wague. The Hunterman and the Crocodile. Scholastic Press Inc., New York, 1997. 

Hamilton, Virginia. The Girl Who Spun Gold. Illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon. Blue Sky Press, New York, 2000.

Hetfield, Jamie. Yoruba of West Africa. The Rosen Publishing Group, PowerKids Press, New York, 1996. 

Hetfield, Jamie. Asante of West Africa. The Rosen Publishing Group, PowerKids Press, New York, 1996.

Low, Robert. People of the Savanna. The Rosen Publishing Group, PowerKids Press, New York, 1996. 

Maddern, Eric. The Fire Children: A West African Creation Tale. Illustrated by Frane Lessac. Dial Books For Young Readers, New York, 1993.

McDermott, Gerald. Zomo the Rabbit: A Trickster Tale from West Africa. Harcourt Brace and Company, San Diego, 1992. 

McKissack, Patricia and Fredrick. Royal Kingdom of Ghana, Mali and Songhay. Henry Holt and Company, New York, 1993.

Medearis, Angela Shelf. The Singing Man: Adapted from a West African Folktale. Illustrated by Terea Shaffer. Holiday House, New York, 1994. 

Mollel, Tololwa. Ananse s Feast. Clarion, New York, 1997.

Myers, Walter Dean. At Her Majesty's Request. Scholastic Press Inc., New York, 1999. 

Njeng, Pierre Yves. Vacation in the Village. Boyds Mills Press, Honesdale, PA, 1999.

Yoruba

Hetfield, Jamie. Yoruba of West Africa. The Rosen Publishing Group, PowerKids Press, New York, 1996. 

Zaire

Aardema, Verna. Traveling to Tondo: A Tale of the Nkundo of Zaire. Illustrated by Will Hillenbrand. Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1991. 

Visual Geography Series. Zaire in Pictures. Lerner Publications Company, Minneapolis, MN, 1992.

Zambia 

Karpfinger, Beth. Zambia is My Home. Gareth Stevens Publishing, Milwaukee, 1993.

Lester, Julius. The Man Who Knew Too Much: A Moral Tale from the Baila of Zambia. Illustrated by Leonard Jenkins.  

Zanzibar 

Aardema, Verna. Bimwili and the Zimwi: A Tale from Zanzibar. Dial Books for Young Readers, New York, 1985.

 Zimbabwe

Cheney, Patricia. The Land and People of Zimbabwe. (Portraits of the Nations Series).  J.B. Lippencott, New York, 1990.

Farmer, Nancy. Do You Know Me. Orchard Books, New York, 1993.

Stock, Catherine. Where Are You Going Manyoni? Morrow Junior Books, New York, 1993.

Zulu 

Cornell, Christine. The Zulu of South Africa. The Rosen Publishing Group, PowerKids Press, New York, 1996.

Reyher, Rebeca H.  Zulu Woman: The Life Story of Christina Sibiya. The Feminist Press, New York, 1949.

Stanley, Diane and Peter Vennema. Shaka: King of the Zulus. Illustrated by Diane Stanley. Morrow Junior Books, New York, 1988.

Wilson-Max, Ken. Halala Means Welcome! A Book of Zulu Words. Hyperion Books for Children, New York, 1998. 

African American Children's Books

Adler, David. Martin Luther King, Jr.: Free at Last. Illustrated by Robert Casilla. Holiday House, New York, 1986. 

Adler, David. A Picture Book of Martin Luther King, Jr. Illustrated by Robert Casilla. Holiday House, New York, 1989.

Adoff, Arnold. Malcolm X. Illustrated by John Wilson. Thomas Y. Crowell Company, New York, 1970. 

Allen, Zita. Black Women Leaders of the Civil Rights Movement. Franklin Watts, New York, 1997.

Altman, Susan. Extraordinary Black Americans: From Colonial to Contemporary Times. Children s Press, Chicago, 1989. 

Angelou, Maya. Now Sheba Sings the Song. Illustrated by Tom Feelings. Dial Books, New York, 1987.

Angelou, Maya. Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now. Bantam Books, New York, 1993. 

Armstrong, William H. Sounder. Harper & Row Publishers, New York, 1969.

Barnes, Joyce Annette. Amistad. Dream Works, New York, 1997. 

Barnwell, Ysaye. No Mirrors in My Nana s House. Illustrated by Synthia Saint James. Harcourt and Brace Company, San Diego, 1998.

Bentley, Judith. Harriet Tubman. Franklin Watts, New York, 1990. 

Bial, Raymond. The Underground Railroad. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 1995.

Blockson, Charles L. The Underground Railroad. Prentice Hall Press, New York, 1987. 

Boyd, Candy Dawson. Breadsticks and Blessing Places. Macmillan Publishing, New York, 1985.

Bradby, Marie. Momma, Where Are You From? Orchard Books, New York, 2000.

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