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Africa: Bamileke, fashion, chocolates for Darfur, and more

Africa: Books for Kids, Culture, Interior Design and More

This week, we are exploring Africa.  Why?  A million years ago b.c. (before children), I designed and manufactured women’s golf apparel using natural fibers and geared to fashion forward twenty-, thirty- and forty-somethings.  The first collection used gorgeous fabrics from West Africa. I jogged this memory last week while reading picture books at my elementary school’s library to kill twenty minutes waiting for my parent/teacher conference.  I found two great picture books below but wanted a chapter book to figure out my post.  So the deal was sealed last night while editing my old posts.  I came across the Africana Awards and it had the chapter book I needed to round out my book list.  So, Africa it is!  Onward! Read more…

2010 Africana Awards for Best Children’s Literature

Best Multicultural Books for Kids

I found this great site called Africa Access, founded in 1989 to help schools, public libraries, and parents improve the quality of their children’s collection on Africa.  Africa Access Review, the online database, contains over 1000 annotations and reviews of children’s books written by university professors, librarians, and teachers most of whom have lived in Africa and have graduate degrees in African Studies.  Their award, Children’s Africana Book Awards, has presented more than forty awards since 1992.  These are the winners for 2010 with reviews by Africa Access. Read more…