African (Central)

One Good Thing About America

Posted by on Jun 22, 2017 in African (Central), Ages 08 and up, Congolese, Congolese American, Iraqi American, Somali American, Theme: Building Futures, Theme: Cross-Group Friendship, Theme: Education & Literacy, Theme: Family Separation, Theme: Fleeing Persecution, Theme: Grandparents & Intergenerational, Theme: Learning English, United States | Comments Off on One Good Thing About America

One Good Thing About America

One Good Thing about America By Ruth Freeman Illustrated by Kathrin Honesta Published by Holiday House Publishing, Inc. Age Range: 8 – 12 Years Find a copy at Amazon | IndieBound | B&N | Worldcat “Highly recommended for libraries seeking timely stories about the immigrant experience.” —School Library Journal Description It’s hard to start at a new school . . . especially if you’re in a new country. Back home, Anais was the best English student in her class. Here in Crazy America she feels like she doesn’t know English at all. Nothing makes sense (chicken...

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Blue Gold

Posted by on Sep 11, 2014 in African (Central), Ages 12 and up, Canada, China, Chinese, Congolese, Republic of Congo, Theme: Human Rights, Theme: Immigration, Theme: Refugee Life, Theme: Survival | Comments Off on Blue Gold

Blue Gold

Blue Gold By Elizabeth Stewart Published by Annick Press Find a copy at Amazon | IndieBound | B&N   “Artfully blending psychological insights with global politics and business ethics, Stewart demonstrates the interconnectedness of the global economy with elegant prose and page-turning cliffhangers.” —Karen Doerksen Readerly, National Reading Campaign     Description Coltan, or “blue gold,” is a rare mineral used in making cell phones and computers. Across continents, the lives of three teen girls are affected by the “blue gold” trade. Sylvie’s...

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In Too Deep

Posted by on Sep 11, 2014 in African (Central), Ages 10 and up, Congo, Congolese, Congolese British, England, Tanzania, Theme: Family Relationships, Theme: Fleeing Persecution, Theme: Foster Care, Theme: Immigration, Theme: Separation & Reunion, Theme: Sibling Relationship, Theme: Survival, Theme: Trauma, Uncategorized | Comments Off on In Too Deep

In Too Deep

In Too Deep  By Tom Avery Published by Frances Lincoln Sequel to Too Much Trouble Find a copy at Amazon | IndieBound | B&N Description “It’s Father,” my brother said. “He’s in trouble. We’ve got to get him.” Prince and Emmanuel are stunned to hear that someone who says she’s their mother is looking for them. Can it really be her, after four long years of separation? The boys are scared and suspicious. And then there’s another shock – they learn that their father is trapped in Tanzania, blackmailed by gangsters to pay off an impossible debt. The boys make a big decision – somehow they...

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Gervelie’s Journey

Posted by on Jan 15, 2013 in African (Central), Ages 07 and up, Congolese, England, Ivory Coast, Republic of Congo, Theme: Family Relationships, Theme: Immigration | Comments Off on Gervelie’s Journey

Gervelie’s Journey

Gervelie’s Journey: A Refugee Story By Anthony Robinson and Annemarie Young Illustrated by June Allan Published by Frances Lincoln Children’s Books “Gervelie’s Journey…will be invaluable tools both for refugees who may be seeking mirrors of their own experiences; and for helping to promote understanding among children who welcome refugees into their neighborhoods and schools.” –Marjorie Coughlan, Paper Tigers Find a copy at Amazon | IndieBound | B&N Description When Nkoula Thesia Gervelie was born in 1995 in the Republic of Congo, her mother and father had a...

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Armel’s Revenge

Posted by on Jan 14, 2013 in African (Central), Ages 07 and up, Congolese, England, Rwandan, Theme: Genocide, Theme: Historical, Theme: Immigration, Theme: Multicultural Friendship | Comments Off on Armel’s Revenge

Armel’s Revenge

Armel’s Revenge By Nicki Cornwell Illustrated by Erika Pal Published by Frances Lincoln Children’s Books “A brave story that highlights how prejudices and hatred can influence the same families for generations.” –IBBY Link Find a copy at Amazon | IndieBound | B&N         Description Christophe’s been given the job of looking after the new boy in his class. But Armel’s surly attitude makes him very difficult to be friends with. And when he realizes that there is more to Armel’s hostility than meets the eye, Christophe is...

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Christophe’s Story

Posted by on Jan 14, 2013 in African (Central), Ages 07 and up, England, Rwandan, Theme: Building Futures, Theme: Family Relationships, Theme: Immigration, Theme: Trauma | Comments Off on Christophe’s Story

Christophe’s Story

Christophe’s Story By Nicki Cornwell Illustrated by Karin Littlewood Published by Frances Lincoln Children’s Books “…Cornwell is able to convey the horror without the distance of an outside voice. It’s a powerful indictment of the savagery of war and its effect on those caught in its path.” –Kirkus Reviews Find a copy at Amazon | IndieBound | B&N   Description This is the story of a young Rwandan refugee now living in the U.K. Christophe is having trouble getting used to his new school, new language and new life. Life has been very lonely for him....

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