Nigerian American

The No. 1 Car Spotter

Posted by on Jul 9, 2013 in African (West), Ages 07 and up, Nigerian American, Theme: Community, Theme: Family Relationships | Comments Off on The No. 1 Car Spotter

The No. 1 Car Spotter

The No. 1 Car Spotter By Atinuke Illustrated by Warwick Johnson Cadwell Published by Kane Miller Books “One of Atinuke’s gifts is her ability to tell her stories with humor while introducing serious topics to younger readers…A welcome addition to the very small selection of books — particularly early chapter books — about modern Africa.” –Robin Smith, Horn Book Find a copy at Amazon | IndieBound | B&N   Description Oluwalase Babatunde Benson is Number 1. He’s the Number 1 car spotter in his village. The Number 1 car spotter in the world! The start of an...

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Anna Hibiscus

Posted by on Jul 9, 2013 in African (West), Ages 07 and up, Nigerian American, Theme: Community, Theme: Family Relationships | Comments Off on Anna Hibiscus

Anna Hibiscus

Anna Hibiscus By Atinuke Illustrated by Lauren Tobia Published by Kane Miller Books “Each of the four chapters tells a complete story and, while presenting clear cultural differences, explores themes that are universal and child-centered…Never didactic, the fluid storytelling is enhanced by Tobia’s charming illustrations.” –Booklist Find a copy at Amazon | IndieBound | B&N   Description Anna Hibiscus lives in amazing Africa with her mother, her father, her baby twin brothers, and lots and lots of her family. Join her as she splashes in the sea, prepares for a...

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My Friend Mei Jing

Posted by on Aug 10, 2012 in Ages 04 and up, Canada, Chinese American, Multinational/Multicultural, Nigerian American, Theme: Celebration, Theme: Cultural Differences, Theme: Immigration, Theme: Multicultural Friendship | Comments Off on My Friend Mei Jing

My Friend Mei Jing

My Friend Mei Jing By Anna McQuinn Illustrated by Ben Frey Photography by Irvin Cheung Published by Annick Press “…A book that will get all children seeing how they are more alike than they are different, this book should have a place on most school and public library shelves.” — Tasha Saecker, Waking Brain Cells Find a copy at Amazon | IndieBound | B&N Description Different cultures. Best friends. Ever since Mei Jing came to Monifa’s school they’ve been best friends. They’re both artistic and like to create wild designs together. They love to play at...

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