Friday, July 29, 2016

Display: East Africa

Display: East Africa

by Ann Heinrichs
Children's Press, Nonfiction.

Delves into the geography, culture, and history of Ethiopia.

Saba: Under the Hyena's Foot
by Jane Kurtz
Pleasant Co., Fiction.

After being kidnapped and brought to the emperor's palace in Gondar, Ethiopia, twelve-year-old Saba discovers that she and her brother are part of the emperor's desperate attempt to consolidate political power in the mid-1840's.

Faraway Home
by Jane Kurtz
Illustrated by Earl B. Lewis
Harcourt, Picture Book.

Desta's father, who needs to return briefly to his Ethiopian homeland, describes what it was like for him to grow up there.

By Sylvia McNair and Lynne Mansure
Children's Press, Nonfiction.

Describes the people, culture, history, and geography of Kenya.

Listening for Lions
by Gloria Whelan
Harper Collins, Fiction.

Left an orphan after the influenza epidemic in British East Africa in 1918, thirteen-year-old Rachel is tricked into assuming a deceased neighbor's identity to travel to England, where her only dream is to return to Africa and rebuild her parents' mission hospital.

The Paper House
by Lois J. Peterson
Orca Book Publishers, Fiction.

"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 by selling things she finds at the garbage dump. The pages of the glossy magazines she finds at the dump are full of pictures of beautiful people doing things Safiyah can only dream about. But the magazines also inspire Safiyah to create something that may give her and Cucu the chance of a better life"

The Matatu
by Eric Walters
Illustrated by Eva Campbell
Orca Book Publishers, Picture Book.

A young boy takes a ride on the matatu bus with his grandfather for his fifth birthday, and along the way his grandfather tells him the story of why dogs chase the bus, goats run from it, and sheep pay no attention to it.

Jambo Means Hello
by Muriel L. Feelings
Illustrated by Tom Feelings
Caldecott Winner
Dial Press, Nonfiction.

A Swahili alphabet book. Presents a word, with English translation, for each of the twenty-four letters in the Swahili alphabet. Brief explanation of each word introduces an East African custom.

We All Went on Safari
by Laurie Krebs
Illustrated by Julia Cairns
Barefoot Books, Picture Book.

A counting journey through Tanzania.

A Girl Called Problem
by Katie Quirk
Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, Fiction.

In 1967 Tanzania, when President Nyerere urges his people to work together as one extended family, the people of Litongo move to a new village which, to some, seems cursed, but where thirteen-year-old Shida, a healer, and her female cousins are allowed to attend school. Includes glossary and author's note.

by Jay Heale
Photos by Winnie Wong
Marshall Cavendish, Nonfiction.

Provides comprehensive information on the geography, history, wildlife, governmental structure, economy, cultural diversity, peoples, religion, and culture of Tanzania.

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