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Opposites

Inuinnaqtun Edition

by Kathy Knowles
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback Paperback
  • age: 5 to 7
  • Grade: k to 2
tagged: beginner, opposites, africa

Let’s learn about opposites!

This book helps children learn about the concept of opposites while celebrating daily life in Ghana, West Africa.

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My Happy Book

Inuinnaqtun Edition

by Kathy Knowles
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback
  • age: 5 to 7
  • Grade: k to 2
tagged: beginner, africa, emotions & feelings

What makes you happy?

This book celebrates everyday life in Ghana, West Africa, and helps readers identify different things that make them happy.

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What We Like to Do

Inuinnaqtun Edition

by Monica Ittusardjuat & Kathy Knowles
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback
  • age: 5 to 7
  • Grade: k to 2
tagged: beginner, daily activities, africa

Utak is from Nunavut. Peace is from Ghana, West Africa. They may be from different parts of the world, but many of the things they like to do are the same!

This book features common activities children might like to do, along with beautiful photographs of Nunavut and Ghana.

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Red Bicycle, The

The Extraordinary Story of One Ordinary Bicycle

by Jude Isabella, illustrated by Simone Shin
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: africa, business & economics

In this unique nonfiction picture book, the main character is a bicycle that starts its life like so many bicycles in North America, being owned and ridden by a young boy. The boy, Leo, treasures his bicycle so much he gives it a name --- Big Red. But eventually Leo outgrows Big Red, and this is where the bicycle's story takes a turn from the every …

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One Hen

How One Small Loan Made a Big Difference

by Katie Smith Milway, illustrated by Eugenie Fernandes
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: business & economics, africa

Inspired by true events, One Hen tells the story of Kojo, a boy from Ghana who turns a small loan into a thriving farm and a livelihood for many.

After his father died, Kojo had to quit school to help his mother collect firewood to sell at the market. When his mother receives a loan from some village families, she gives a little money to her son. W …

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Child Soldier

When Boys and Girls Are Used in War

by Michel Chikwanine & Jessica Dee Humphreys, illustrated by Claudia Dávila
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 10 to 14
  • Grade: 5 to 9
tagged: military & wars, social activists, africa

Michel Chikwanine was five years old when he was abducted from his school-yard soccer game in the Democratic Republic of Congo and forced to become a soldier for a brutal rebel militia. Against the odds, Michel managed to escape and find his way back to his family, but he was never the same again. After immigrating to Canada, Michel was encouraged …

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Maison Rouge

Memories of a Childhood in War

by Liliane Leila Juma
edition: Paperback
  • age: 13 to 16
  • Grade: 8 to 11
tagged: historical, military & wars, africa

Leila Liliane Juma was 16 years old when her family home in the Democratic Republic of the Congo was destroyed by rebel soldiers. In this gut-wretching memoir, she gives an account of her life before and after her family was torn apart by the twin nightmares of civil war and invasion. Sincere and revealing, it gives a moving account of a young girl …

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All about Ama

English Edition

by Kathy Knowles
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback Paperback
  • age: 5 to 7
  • Grade: k to 2
tagged: beginner, body, vocabulary & spelling, africa

Meet Ama!

This book introduces readers to simple vocabulary for parts of their body, such as eyes, ears, and arms.

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