List of African resources for children
African resources for children
Moderated by LM Daini/ Kyja
“Let’s create a database/directory for all the good resources (mainly on African history for children), that we have come across”
LM.Daini (Leine Marie) - Teacher and host of Giraffe's Eggs and other African Tales (podcast telling folktales in English and French) wrote a book in the African folktale style, available on Amazon. Currently creating activities and lessons to go with African Folktales.
This is a collection created by many people over ClubHouse and Instagram.
- Children’s book festival - Lagos - Akada children’s book festival
- https://our-ancestories.com/pages/learning-center By Ekiuwa Aire
- Why children’s books need black, Asian and minority ethnic characters https://www.theschoolrun.com/black-asian-and-minority-ethnic-childrens-books
- The black curriculum https://theblackcurriculum.com
- Children’s Books That Celebrate Black Culture And Diversity https://gidicentral.com/childrens-books-that-celebrate-black-culture-and-diversity/
- Audiobooks on audible https://stories.audible.com/discovery
- African theatre: bringing Africa to theatre Episode 1 of 3: Brother Anansi & Brother Snake - Anansi the Spider Re-spun for 3 - 8s
- The black British history you may not know about https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-52939694
- Black business movement https://www.myblackreceipt.com/about-us/
- Ama Dodson http://www.akoobooks.com/ african audiobooks
- Information for African kids: https://binoandfino.com/
- African Legendary myths: https://theculturetrip.com/africa/articles/11-enchanting-mythological-figures-across-africa/
- Traditional Bedtime Stories for the Modern Kid https://smarturl.it/94r5b6
- African Folktales https://anchor.fm/legendaryafricapodcast
- https://anchor.fm/afolktales (Nigeria)
- https://anchor.fm/afriwetu (Kenya)
- https://anchor.fm/afrotales (Diaspora Tales)
Collated lists of African Children's writers:
Ekiuwa Aire (Queen Idia of Benin, Qeen Njinga of Angola)
Christine Mapondera-Tally (The Makanaka series)
Yeve Sibanda (Philisa Creatives - My First Book of Shona & Ndebele Words)
Dele & Louisa Olafui (Kunda Kids- Little Kings and Queens series)
Favorite Children’s Authors of African Descent
Floella Benjamin - from Trinidad, Black British, wrote about coming to England From Trinidad, related to key stage one, picture books, spoke about the flavors of Trinidad, the daily life there, about being a part of two cultures.
Mallory Blackman - British: Noughts and Crosses (book. There is also a TV show based on her work.
Trevor Noah - Born A Crime - autobiography - funny and touching, Bi-cultural identity.
Misty Copeland - Life In Motion - tells the story of one of America’s most famous ballerinas.
Jaqueline Woodson’s books - many are autobiographical
Chinua Achebe - Things Fall Apart - recognizable words and phrases and cultural touchpoints from Nigeria - so important; many read when they were young, asked for help with unfamiliar pronunciations
JF Odunjo - books in Yoruba, had illustrations, attractive to a child/young person, even for a reader who didn’t have full fluency in Yoruba. (Moral tales)
Virginia Hamilton: African American Folklorist
Hassan Makombo (Book: Shambani kwa Babu )
Dr Naomi Kipury (folklorist)
Rose Wangui (Kikuyu Tales)
Stories of African Descent