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Separation

by Babette Brown

While Nelson Mandela spends the second year of his life sentence in prison, wealthy and privileged Jessica is out shopping with her best friend, unaware of the suffering around her. But when the mysterious Ben...


Treasure Hunters: Danger Down the Nile

by James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein & Juliana Neufeld

The sequel to James Patterson's bestselling series launch Treasure Hunters is another hilarious, hair-raising and highly-illustrated adventure for the First Family of Action!

Bick Kidd and his globe-trotting...


Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms

by Katherine Rundell & Melissa Castrillón

Even a life on the untamed plains of Africa can’t prepare Wilhelmina for the wilds of an English boarding school in this “gripping, magical, and heartwarming tale of resilience, friendship, and hope” (...


Larondo and the Arodan

by Sunny Ekhalume Ozimede & Laurie Barrows

This is a children's story that takes us through a day in the life of a child in a West African village. Larondo is eight years old and he likes to play outside. But sometimes he gets in his mother's way. Larondo's...


Blood Runner

by James Riordan

Samuel's parents and young sister, innocent bystanders during an uprising, are killed by South African police. Samuel is sent to live with his uncle, a tribal chief in the Bantu homeland, while his brother vows...


The Talented and Gifted : African Writers Series

by William Kosgei

Synopsis:

Out of a small African village, rises a hero and sports legend. The Talented and Gifted: African Writers Series features a short story about a school boy who becomes a hero in the small town of Bamba....


Oh, Dear!

by Peggy Lincoln

Synopsis:

Oh, Dear! What will they do? The characters in this imaginative children's book are either animals or humans who face an imminent dilemma.

How they choose to manage the problem is up to them. They...


Escape Under the Forever Sky

by Eve Yohalem

Loosely based on real-life events, this suspenseful story, by a debut novelist, is also funny and touching and will have readers riveted from start to finish. Lucy's mother is the U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia,...


The Last Leopard

by St. John, Lauren

The fourth exciting book in the dramatic Legend of the Animal Healer series!

Martine, her grandmother, and her best friend, Ben, are off to Zimbabwe to help her grandmother's friend, Sadie, run a hotel in the...


Out of Bounds: Seven Stories of Conflict and Hope

by Beverley Naidoo

We are the young people,

We will not be broken!

We demand freedom

And say

"Away with slavery

In our land of Africa!"

For almost fifty years apartheid forced the young people of South Africa to live apart as Blacks,...


Burn My Heart

by Beverley Naidoo

What does it mean to be loyal?

Mathew and Mugo, two boys—one white, one black—share an uneasy friendship in Kenya in the 1950s. They're friends even though Mathew's dad owns the land and everything on it....


Golden Boy

by Tara Sullivan

“Harrowing but ultimately redemptive…the murder of Tanzania's albinos is a real and horrific phenomenon of the past 15 years, a cold fact that makes the fictional events in ‘Golden Boy’ more moving and...


Chanda's Wars

by Allan Stratton

She promised her mama she'd keep them safe.

It's been six months since Mama died, and Chanda is struggling to raise her little brother and sister. Determined to end a family feud, she takes them to her relatives'...


Parched

by Melanie Crowder

A mesmerizing debut middle-grade novel about a boy, a girl, and a dog struggling to survive in an African land after the water has run out.


The Milk of Birds

by Sylvia Whitman

This timely, heartrending novel tells the moving story of a friendship between two girls: one an American teen, one a victim of the crisis in Darfur.

Know that there are many words behind the few on this paper…...


Jakarta Missing

by Jane Kurtz

Dakar is scared. When her family left East Africa to spend a year or two in Cottonwood, North Dakota, Dakar's older sister, Jakarta, was adamant about staying behind. Now Jakarta is all by herself in Kenya...and...


A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story

by Linda Sue park

From the Newbery medalist Linda Sue Park, a mesmerizing novel based on a true story.


The Egypt Game

by Zilpha Keatley Snyder & Alton Raible

The first time Melanie Ross meets April Hall, she’s not sure they have anything in common. But she soon discovers that they both love anything to do with ancient Egypt. When they stumble upon a deserted storage...


The Scorpions of Zahir

by Christine Brodien-Jones & Kelly Murphy

Zagora Pym has always wanted to be a desert explorer. Her father, Charlie Pym, is exactly that, and she's always loved to look over his maps of far away exotic places. One day she'd be trekking through the deserts...


Journey of Hope: Two Novels

by Lurlene Mcdaniel

HEATHER BARLOW HAS always been idealistic, and now that she has finished high school, she’s ready to make a difference in the world. After graduation she joins a mission group on a hospital mercy ship sailing...