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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.


Magic Tree House #3: Mummies in the Morning

Magic Tree House #3

by Mary Pope Osborne & Sal Murdocca

Jack and Annie are ready for their next fantasy adventure in the bestselling middle-grade series—the Magic Tree House!

Jack and Annie don't need another mummy.

But that's what they get when the Magic Tree House...


Magic Tree House #11: Lions at Lunchtime

Magic Tree House #11

by Mary Pope Osborne & Sal Murdocca

Jack and Annie are ready for their next fantasy adventure in the bestselling middle-grade series—the Magic Tree House!

"Where are the lions?"

Jack wonders when the Magic Tree House whisks him and his sister...


Chanda's Secrets

by Allan Stratton

An unforgettable novel about family, loyalty and survival in sub-Saharan Africa--now a major motion picture (Life, Above All).


Mamba Point

by Kurtis Scaletta

When his dad gets a job at the U.S. embassy in Liberia, twelve-year-old Linus Tuttle knows it's his chance for a fresh start. Instead of being his typical anxious self, from now on he'll be cooler and bolder:...


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 lovely and lyrical novel from the author of Rooftoppers, which Booklist called “a...


How Loud Can a Dragonfly Roar?

by Tiffany Root

Dora, Mike, and Lydia are three dragonfly friends from the Association of Insect Researchers who embark on a journey to Africa to research lions. Filled with interesting facts about lions and insects interwoven...


Hello Zuri

by Nancy Hahn & Gathinja

Nancy Hahn has created Hello Zuri, a charming loveable African character, to inspire girls of all cultures to discover their true beauty through diversity. Hello Zuri is illustrated by renowned Kenyan artist...


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,...


Kalyna's Song

by Lisa Grekul

Colleen Lutzak, a talented young Ukrainian musician from northern Alberta, struggles to maintain a sense of identity as her awareness of the world expands.


The Last Leopard

by St. John, Lauren

Martine, her grandmother, and her best friend, Ben, are off to Zimbabwe to help her grandmother's friend, Sadie, run a hotel in the Matobo Hills. But when they arrive, Martine realizes that Sadie's got serious...


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

Thirteen-year-old Habo has always been different--light eyes, yellow hair and white skin. Not the good brown skin his family has and not the white skin of tourists. Habo is strange and alone. His father,...


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…...


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...


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...