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Children's Africana Book Awards, 1992-2017

Children's Africana Book Awards, 1992-2017

Resources for the titles recognized by this award since its inception in 1992 -- honoring outstanding books on Africa published or republished in the United States

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One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia
  • by Miranda Paul and Elizabeth Zunon
  • Children's Africana Book Award (Commended, 2016)
    Green Earth Award (Honor, 2016)
    SB&F Prize (Commended, 2016)
  • Multimedia Resources: 20
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    Seeds of Change: Planting a Path to Peace
  • by Jen Cullerton Johnson and Sonia Lynn Sadler
  • Children's Africana Book Award (Winner, 2011)
    CSK Book Awards (Winner, 2011)
    Green Earth Award (Honor, 2011)
  • Multimedia Resources: 18
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    My Rows and Piles of Coins
  • by Tololwa M. Mollel and E.B. Lewis
  • Children's Africana Book Award (Winner, 2000)
    CSK Book Awards (Honor, 2000)
  • Multimedia Resources: 17
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    One Hen: How One Small Loan Made a Big Difference
  • by Katie Smith Milway and Eugenie Fernandes
  • Children's Africana Book Award (Winner, 2009)
  • Multimedia Resources: 16
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    Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah
  • by Laurie Ann Thompson and Sean Qualls
  • Children's Africana Book Award (Commended, 2016)
    Schneider Award (Winner, 2016)
  • Multimedia Resources: 16
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    Red Pencil, The
  • by Andrea Davis Pinkney and Shane W. Evans
  • Children's Africana Book Award (Winner, 2015)
  • Multimedia Resources: 14
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    Old African, The
  • by Julius Lester and Jerry Pinkney
  • Children's Africana Book Award (Honor, 2006)
  • Multimedia Resources: 14
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    Long Way Gone, A: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
  • by Ishmael Beah
  • Children's Africana Book Award (Honor, 2008)
    Alex Awards (Winner, 2008)
  • Multimedia Resources: 14
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    Storyteller, The
  • by Evan Turk
  • Children's Africana Book Award (Winner, 2017)
  • Multimedia Resources: 14
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    Chanda's Secrets
  • by Allan Stratton
  • Children's Africana Book Award (Winner, 2005)
    Printz Award (Honor, 2005)
  • Multimedia Resources: 12
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    Stones for My Father
  • by Trilby Kent
  • Children's Africana Book Award (Winner, 2012)
    TD Children's Literature (Winner, 2012)
  • Multimedia Resources: 10
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    Africa Is My Home: A Child of the Amistad
  • by Monica Edinger and Robert Byrd
  • Children's Africana Book Award (Winner, 2014)
  • Multimedia Resources: 10
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    Only a Pigeon
  • by Jane Kurtz, Chris Kurtz, and E.B. Lewis
  • Children's Africana Book Award (Winner, 1998)
  • Multimedia Resources: 10
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    New King, The
  • by Doreen Rappaport and E.B. Lewis
  • Children's Africana Book Award (Winner, 1996)
  • Multimedia Resources: 9
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    Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, The
  • by William Kamkwamba, Bryan Mealer, and Elizabeth Zunon
  • Children's Africana Book Award (Winner, 2013)
    Outstanding Science Trade Book (Commended, 2013)
  • Multimedia Resources: 9
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    Why Leopard Has Spots: Dan Stories from Liberia
  • by Won-Ldy Paye, Margaret H. Lippert, and Ashley Bryan
  • Children's Africana Book Award (Winner, 1999)
  • Multimedia Resources: 8
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    Big Boy
  • by Tololwa M. Mollel and E.B. Lewis
  • Children's Africana Book Award (Honor, 1996)
  • Multimedia Resources: 8
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    Beatrice's Goat
  • by Page McBrier and Lori Lohstoeter
  • Children's Africana Book Award (Honor, 2002)
    Christopher Award (Winner, 2002)
  • Multimedia Resources: 8
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    Circle Unbroken: The Story of a Basket and Its People
  • by Margot Theis Raven and E.B. Lewis
  • Children's Africana Book Award (Honor, 2005)
  • Multimedia Resources: 8
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    Black Dove, White Raven
  • by Elizabeth Wein
  • Children's Africana Book Award (Winner, 2016)
  • Multimedia Resources: 7
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    Heaven Shop, The
  • by Deborah Ellis
  • Children's Africana Book Award (Honor, 2005)
    Jane Addams Award (Honor, 2005)
  • Multimedia Resources: 7
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    Wangari Maathai: The Woman Who Planted Millions of Trees
  • by Franck Prévot and Aurelia Fronty
  • Children's Africana Book Award (Winner, 2016)
  • Multimedia Resources: 6
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    Chicken in the Kitchen
  • by Nnedi Okorafor
  • Children's Africana Book Award (Winner, 2016)
  • Multimedia Resources: 6
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    Rise of the Golden Cobra
  • by Henry T. Aubin
  • Children's Africana Book Award (Honor, 2008)
  • Multimedia Resources: 6
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    Abina and the Important Men: A Graphic History
  • by Trevor R. Getz and Liz Clarke
  • Children's Africana Book Award (Winner, 2013)
  • Multimedia Resources: 6
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    Boundless Grace
  • by Mary Hoffman and Caroline Binch
  • Children's Africana Book Award (Honor, 1996)
  • Multimedia Resources: 6
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    I Lost My Tooth in Africa
  • by Penda Diakite and Baba Wagué Diakité
  • Children's Africana Book Award (Winner, 2007)
  • Multimedia Resources: 6
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    Desmond and the Very Mean Word
  • by Desmond Tutu, Douglas Carlton Abrams, and A.G. Ford
  • Children's Africana Book Award (Winner, 2014)
  • Multimedia Resources: 6
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    Captive, The
  • by Joyce Hansen
  • Children's Africana Book Award (Winner, 1995)
    CSK Book Awards (Winner, 1995)
  • Multimedia Resources: 5
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    Middle Passage, The: White Ships/Black Cargo
  • by Tom Feelings
  • Children's Africana Book Award (Winner, 1996)
    CSK Book Awards (Winner, 1996)
    Jane Addams Award (Commended, 1996)
  • Multimedia Resources: 5
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    Out of Bounds: Seven Stories of Conflict and Hope
  • by Beverley Naidoo and Desmond Tutu
  • Children's Africana Book Award (Winner, 2004)
    Jane Addams Award (Winner, 2004)
  • Multimedia Resources: 5
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    Butter Man, The
  • by Elizabeth Alalou, Ali Alalou, and Julie Klear Essakalli
  • Children's Africana Book Award (Honor, 2009)
    Middle East Book Award (Winner, 2009)
    Zolotow Award (Commended, 2008)
  • Multimedia Resources: 5
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    Babu's Song
  • by Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen and Aaron Boyd
  • Children's Africana Book Award (Winner, 2004)
  • Multimedia Resources: 5
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    Double Trouble for Anna Hibiscus!
  • by Atinuke and Lauren Tobia
  • Children's Africana Book Award (Honor, 2016)
  • Multimedia Resources: 5
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    Saba: Under the Hyena's Foot
  • by Jane Kurtz
  • Children's Africana Book Award (Honor, 2004)
  • Multimedia Resources: 4
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    Burn My Heart
  • by Beverley Naidoo
  • Children's Africana Book Award (Honor, 2010)
  • Multimedia Resources: 4
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    No Turning Back: A Novel of South Africa
  • by Beverley Naidoo
  • Children's Africana Book Award (Winner, 1998)
  • Multimedia Resources: 4
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    Aya
  • by Marguerite Abouet and Clement Oubrerie
  • Children's Africana Book Award (Winner, 2008)
  • Multimedia Resources: 4
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    Magic Gourd, The
  • by Baba Wagué Diakité
  • Children's Africana Book Award (Honor, 2004)
  • Multimedia Resources: 4
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    Africa Is Not a Country
  • by Margy Burns Knight, Anne Sibley O'Brien, and Mark Melnicove
  • Children's Africana Book Award (Winner, 2001)
  • Multimedia Resources: 4
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    Fatuma's New Cloth
  • by Leslie Bulion and Nicole Tadgell
  • Children's Africana Book Award (Winner, 2003)
  • Multimedia Resources: 4
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    Ostrich and Lark
  • by Marilyn Nelson
  • Children's Africana Book Award (Winner, 2013)
  • Multimedia Resources: 4
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    Who Is King?: Ten Magical Stories from Africa
  • by Beverley Naidoo and Piet Grobler
  • Children's Africana Book Award (Winner, 2016)
  • Multimedia Resources: 4
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    Royal Kingdoms of Ghana, Mali, and Songhay, The: Life in Medieval Africa
  • by Patricia C. McKissack and Fredrick L. McKissack, Jr.
  • Children's Africana Book Award (Honor, 1995)
  • Multimedia Resources: 3
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    Trouble in Timbuktu
  • by Cristina Kessler
  • Children's Africana Book Award (Honor, 2010)
  • Multimedia Resources: 3
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    Kings and Queens of West Africa
  • by Sylviane A. Diouf
  • Children's Africana Book Award (Winner, 2001)
  • Multimedia Resources: 3
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    Illustrator's Notebook, The
  • by Mohieddine Ellabbad
  • Children's Africana Book Award (Winner, 2007)
    Middle East Book Award (Winner, 2006)
  • Multimedia Resources: 3
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    Nelson Mandela: The Authorized Comic Book
  • by The Nelson Mandela Foundation and Umlando Wezithombe
  • Children's Africana Book Award (Winner, 2010)
  • Multimedia Resources: 3
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    Far from Home
  • by Na'ima B. Robert
  • Children's Africana Book Award (Winner, 2013)
  • Multimedia Resources: 3
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    Subira Subira
  • by Tololwa M. Mollel and Linda Saport
  • Children's Africana Book Award (Honor, 2001)
  • Multimedia Resources: 3
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    My Great-Grandmother's Gourd
  • by Cristina Kessler and Walter Lynn Krudop
  • Children's Africana Book Award (Honor, 2001)
  • Multimedia Resources: 3
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    Gugu's House
  • by Catherine Stock
  • Children's Africana Book Award (Honor, 2002)
    Zolotow Award (Commended, 2002)
  • Multimedia Resources: 3
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    Origin of Life on Earth, The: An African Creation Myth
  • by David A. Anderson and Kathleen Atkins Wilson
  • Children's Africana Book Award (Winner, 1992)
    CSK Book Awards (Winner, 1993)
  • Multimedia Resources: 3
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    It Takes a Village
  • by Jane Cowen-Fletcher
  • Children's Africana Book Award (Winner, 1995)
  • Multimedia Resources: 3
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    Day Gogo Went to Vote, The
  • by Elinor Batezat Sisulu and Sharon Wilson
  • Children's Africana Book Award (Winner, 1997)
    Jane Addams Award (Honor, 1997)
  • Multimedia Resources: 3
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    Here Comes Our Bride!: An African Wedding Story
  • by Ifeoma Onyefulu
  • Children's Africana Book Award (Winner, 2005)
  • Multimedia Resources: 3
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    Ikenna Goes to Nigeria
  • by Ifeoma Onyefulu
  • Children's Africana Book Award (Winner, 2008)
  • Multimedia Resources: 3
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    Pharaoh's Boat
  • by David Weitzman
  • Children's Africana Book Award (Winner, 2010)
  • Multimedia Resources: 3
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    Matatu, The
  • by Eric Walters and Eva Campbell
  • Children's Africana Book Award (Winner, 2013)
  • Multimedia Resources: 3
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    Bitter Side of Sweet, The
  • by Tara Sullivan
  • Children's Africana Book Award (Honor, 2017)
  • Multimedia Resources: 3
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    No More Strangers Now: Young Voices from a New South Africa
  • by Tim McKee
  • Children's Africana Book Award (Honor, 1999)
    Jane Addams Award (Honor, 1999)
  • Multimedia Resources: 2
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    Street Level: Drawings and Creative Writing Inspired by the Cultural and Architectural Heritage of Dar Es Salaam
  • by Sarah Markes
  • Children's Africana Book Award (Honor, 2012)
  • Multimedia Resources: 2
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    Mzungu Boy, The
  • by Meja Mwangi
  • Children's Africana Book Award (Winner, 2006)
  • Multimedia Resources: 2
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    Once Upon a Time in Ghana: Traditional Ewe Stories Retold in English
  • by Anna Cottrell and Agbotadua Togbi Kumassah
  • Children's Africana Book Award (Winner, 2014)
  • Multimedia Resources: 2
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    Jamela's Dress
  • by Niki Daly
  • Children's Africana Book Award (Honor, 2000)
  • Multimedia Resources: 2
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    Silly Mammo: An Ethiopian Tale
  • by Gebregeorgis Yohannes
  • Children's Africana Book Award (Honor, 2003)
  • Multimedia Resources: 2
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    Sosu's Call
  • by Meshack Asare
  • Children's Africana Book Award (Honor, 2003)
  • Multimedia Resources: 2
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    Once Upon a Time
  • by Niki Daly
  • Children's Africana Book Award (Honor, 2004)
  • Multimedia Resources: 2
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    My Father's Shop
  • by Satomi Ichikawa
  • Children's Africana Book Award (Honor, 2007)
  • Multimedia Resources: 2
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    Wiil Waal
  • by Kathleen Moriarty and Amin Amir
  • Children's Africana Book Award (Honor, 2008)
  • Multimedia Resources: 2
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    What's Cooking, Jamela?
  • by Niki Daly
  • Children's Africana Book Award (Winner, 2002)
  • Multimedia Resources: 2
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    When I Get Older: The Story Behind 'Wavin' Flag'
  • by K'Naan, Rudy Gutierrez, and Sol Guy
  • Children's Africana Book Award (Winner, 2013)
  • Multimedia Resources: 2
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    Bundle of Secrets: Savita Returns Home
  • by Mubina Hassanali Kirmani
  • Children's Africana Book Award (Winner, 2014)
  • Multimedia Resources: 2
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    Aluta
  • by Adwoa Badoe
  • Children's Africana Book Award (Honor, 2017)
  • Multimedia Resources: 2
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    Boy Who Spat in Sargrenti's Eye, The
  • by Manu Herbstein
  • Children's Africana Book Award (Honor, 2017)
  • Multimedia Resources: 2
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    Apartheid: Calibrations of Color
  • by Patra McSharry, Hugh Lewin, Roger Rosen, and Santu Mofokeng
  • Children's Africana Book Award (Honor, 1992)
  • Multimedia Resources: 1
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    Talking Drums: A Selection of Poems from Africa South of the Sahara
  • by Veronique Tadjo
  • Children's Africana Book Award (Honor, 2005)
  • Multimedia Resources: 1
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    Empires of Medieval West Africa
  • by David C. Conrad
  • Children's Africana Book Award (Honor, 2006)
  • Multimedia Resources: 1
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    Ancient Kushites, The
  • by Liz Sonneborn
  • Children's Africana Book Award (Honor, 2006)
  • Multimedia Resources: 1
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    Africa: An Encyclopedia for Students
  • by John Middleton
  • Children's Africana Book Award (Winner, 2003)
  • Multimedia Resources: 1
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    Halala Means Welcome
  • by Ken Wilson-Max
  • Children's Africana Book Award (Honor, 1999)
  • Multimedia Resources: 1
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    Vacation in the Village
  • by Pierre Yves Njeng
  • Children's Africana Book Award (Honor, 2000)
  • Multimedia Resources: 1
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    Bikes for Rent!
  • by Isaac Olaleye and Chris L. Demarest
  • Children's Africana Book Award (Honor, 2002)
  • Multimedia Resources: 1
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    Sundiata: Lion King of Mali
  • by David Wisniewski
  • Children's Africana Book Award (Winner, 1993)
  • Multimedia Resources: 1
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    Master Weaver from Ghana
  • by Gilbert Ahiagble, Louise Meyer, and Nestor Hernandez
  • Children's Africana Book Award (Winner, 1999)
  • Multimedia Resources: 1
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    How the Amazon Queen Fought the Prince of Egypt
  • by Tamara Bower
  • Children's Africana Book Award (Winner, 2006)
  • Multimedia Resources: 1
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    Nana and Me
  • by Kathy Knowles
  • Children's Africana Book Award (Honor, 2016)
  • Multimedia Resources: 1
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    May I Have This Dance
  • by Connie Manse Ngcaba
  • Children's Africana Book Award (Honor, 2016)
  • Multimedia Resources: 1
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    World Beneath, The
  • by Janice Warman
  • Children's Africana Book Award (Commended, 2017)
  • Multimedia Resources: 1
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    Gizo-Gizo!: A Tale from the Zongo Lagoon
  • by Emily Williamson
  • Children's Africana Book Award (Winner, 2017)
  • Multimedia Resources: 1
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    Amagama Enkululeko! Words for Freedom
  • by Equal Education
  • Children's Africana Book Award (Winner, 2017)
  • Multimedia Resources: 1
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