The Other Side of Truth

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CARNEGIE MEDAL WINNER – 2000

The Other Side of Truth

by Beverley Naidoo

Age: 10+

Interests: current events, politics, refugees, Africa, immigration, violence, history

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Crafty Chameleon

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GREENAWAY MEDAL WINNER – 1987

Crafty Chameleon

text by Mwenye Hadithi

illustrations by Adrienne Kennaway

Age: 2+

Interests: Africa, folktales, animals

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Going Solo

 

Going Solo

by Roald Dahl

London: Jonathan Cape, 1986

210 pp.

Age: 10+

Interests: biography, travel, Africa, adventure, airplanes, war, history

Also by Roald Dahl: Boy: Tales of Childhood (autobiography about the years preceding this book)

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The Lion and the Mouse

CALDECOTT MEDAL WINNER – 2010

The Lion and the Mouse

by Jerry Pinkney

Little, Brown and Company, 2009

34 pp.

Age: 2+

Interests: mice, lions, animals, Africa, fables, wordless books

Also by this author: Little Red Hen, John Henry, Aesop’s Fables, Noah’s Ark

Next: a full collection of Aesop’s Fables

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Shadow

CALDECOTT MEDAL WINNER – 1983

Shadow

Blaise Cendrars, original text

Marcia Brown, translation and illustrations

Scribner’s, 1982

36 pp.

Age: 7+

Interests: poetry, Africa

Also by this illustrator: Once a Mouse…, Cinderella, or The Little Glass Slipper , Stone Soup, Dick Whittington and His Cat, Puss in Boots, The Steadfast Tin Soldier

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Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions

CALDECOTT MEDAL WINNER – 1977

Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions

Margaret Musgrove, text

Leo and Diane Dillon, illustrations

Dial Books, 1976 (now available: Picture Puffin Books)

28 pp.

Age: 6+

Interests: Africa, folklore, traditions, rituals, family life, alphabet books, geography

Also by these illustrators: Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears; The People Could Fly – The Picture Book; Who’s in Rabbit’s House: A Masai Tale; Pish, Posh Said Hieronymus Bosch

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A Story A Story

CALDECOTT MEDAL WINNER – 1971

A Story A Story

an African Tale retold and illustrated by Gail E. Haley

Atheneum, 1970

32 pp.

Age: 3+

Interests: folktales, Africa, animals, gods

Also by this author/illustrator: The Post Office Cat

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Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears

CALDECOTT MEDAL WINNER – 1976

Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears

by Verna Aardema

illustrations by Leo and Diane Dillon

New York: Dial Books, 1975

28 pp.

Age: 4+

Interests: jungle animals, African folktales, mosquitoes

Also by this author: Who’s in Rabbit’s House?, Oh Kojo! How could you!

Also by these illustrators: Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions

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