Mama Miti

Mama Miti: Wangari Maathai and the Trees of Kenya by Donna Jo Napoli; ill. by Kadir Nelson Simon & Schuster, 2010 40 pages I've written before about my desire to raise my daughter with a nuanced view of Africa, one that's more multi-dimensional than the depressing and patronizing portrayal in popular media. Part of what … Continue reading Mama Miti

Anna Hibiscus

Anna Hibiscus by Atinuke; ill. by Lauren Tobia Kane Miller, 2010 111 pages If a roving pollster were to ask you to describe Africa in one word, what would you say?  If your vision of Africa has been formed primarily by the popular media, you'd probably say something like "war-torn" or "destitute."  After all, the … Continue reading Anna Hibiscus