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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” (...

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....

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'...

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...

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 Paper House

by Lois Peterson

Life is hard for ten-year-old Safiyah in the Kibera slum outside Nairobi. Too poor to go to school, she makes a meager living for herself and her grandmother Cucu by selling things she finds at the garbage dump....

So Much for Democracy

by Kari Jones

Twelve-year-old Astrid has come to Ghana with her family in 1979 so that her father can help oversee Ghana's first democratic election. Astrid and her brother, Gordo, were told it would be a great family adventure,...

Friz the Bee's Royal Honeymoon

by John L.D. Barnett

Newly married, Sir Friz Bee and his royal bride Princess Bee-Atrice are invited by King Bongo III and Queen Fatty B of Beeswanna in Southern Africa to spend their royal honeymoon in the king's safari lodge in...

South Africa For Kids: People, Places and Cultures - Children Explore The World Books

by Baby Professor

Feed your mind with beautiful images of South Africa by reading this big book of information. Here, your child can explore the continent, meet the people, see the sights and then experience the culture too....

All About Africa! About All African States and Peoples

by Baby Professor

Kids, welcome to Africa! This is a great picture book that will take you to the beautiful African states and meet the people who call it home. Learn about the sights and sounds of the place. See the animals...

Africa For Kids: People, Places and Cultures - Children Explore The World Books

by Baby Professor

Africa is a big but very magical place. It is home to some of the world’s most interesting people and animals too. This educational book will take you to Africa. It will let you meet the people, taste the...

Was Nyakeera my Father

by Elizabeth Kabui

Eavesdropping on his parents, James Kirika, a fifteen-year-old teenager, hears a conversation that suggests that he is not the biological son of the man he calls ?Father?. This realisation sends him into a tortured...

Zulu Dog

by Anton Ferreira

An honest and compassionate look at post-apartheid South Africa

Vusi, an eleven-year-old Zulu boy growing up in poverty in rural South Africa, is enchanted by the helpless puppy he finds in the bush. He names...

Wild Wings

by Gill Lewis & Yuta Onoda

This “vividly imagined and well-written novel” (Booklist, starred review) tells a gripping story about a boy from Scotland and a girl from West Africa who join together to save a migrating Osprey—and end...

The Iron Tomb

by Peter Vegas

Join Sam Force on a fast-paced adventure through Egypt that’s a mix of “Indiana Jones, National Treasure, and The Da Vinci Code” (School Library Journal) with the start to a brand-new series packed with...

Riley Mae and the Sole Fire Safari

by Jill Osborne

If you’re gonna run for your life,

you gotta wear the right shoes.

Pre-teen shoe model Riley Mae laces up her flaming orange Sole Fire running shoes for another ad campaign—this time in Kenya, Africa! Kenya...