Bibliography of Children’s Literature

The books on this list are stories with children as the main characters. They are meant to give accurate portrayals of life in the country in which the story takes place. There are a variety of social and cultural situations.

Amoko and Efua Bear, by Sonia Appiah, New York: MacMillan, 1988. (Ghana)

Armien’s Fishing Trip, by Catherine Stock, New York: William Morrow and Company, 1990. (South Africa)

At the Crossroads and Over the Green Hills, by Rachel Isadora, William Morrow/Greenwillow, 1991. (South Africa)

Charlie’s House, by Reviva Schermbrucker and Niki Day, New York: Viking Books, 1991. (South Africa)

The Day of Ahmed’s Secret, by Florence Parry Heide and Judith Heide Gilliland, New York: Scholastic Books, 1990. (Egypt)

Galimoto, by Karen Lynn Williams, New York: Lothrop, Lee, and Shepard Books, 1990. (Malawi)

It Takes a Village, Jane Cowen-Fletcher, New York: Scholastic, 1994. (Benin)

Juma and the Magic Jinn, by Joy Anderson, New York: Lothrop, 1986. (Kenya)

Mcheshi Goes to the Game Park and Mcheshi Goes to the Market, by J. Kitsao, Jacaranda Designs, Nairobi: Kenya, 1991. (Kenya)

Not So Fast Songololo, by Niki Daly, New York: Atheneum, 1986. (South Africa)

Osa’s Pride, by Ann Grifalconi, Boston: Little, Brown, 1990. (Cameroon)

Rehema’s Journey, by Barbara A. Margolis, New York: Scholastic, 1990. (Tanzania)

Where Are You Going Manyoni?, by Catherine Stock, New York, Morrow, 1993. (Zimbabwe)

Annie Sirkin. Lincoln School, Brookline,MA