The Best Children’s Books About Africa
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When my kids were little, we read The First Bear in Africa! over and over, and they were enchanted by the story and caught up in the suspense as Meto tries to reunite a young girl with her lost bear. If your child has a favorite stuffed animal that travels with them everywhere, you will relate to this story! In the midst of the compelling plotline, children are introduced to the animals and culture of Africa.
The Amazing Grace books are other favorites of ours, and in Boundless Grace, our protagonist gets to visit Africa to see her father. Me…Jane is a wonderful children’s biography of Jane Goodall. And, Beatrice’s Goat is the true story of a poor girl who is able to attend school thanks to the gift of a goat.
Not only are picture books like these entertaining to read and look at, but they offer so much to learn. Children get to experience other cultures and places that may be too far away to visit in person. This opens up the wide world to them in a way that helps them understand the universal human experience and to develop empathy and acceptance of others. I hope you enjoy our favorite Africa themed books. Be sure to comment with your favorites!
Our favorite children’s books about Africa
- The First Bear in Africa!
- Boundless Grace
- Me . . . Jane
- Beatrice’s Goat
- We All Went On Safari
- The Lion King
- Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters
- Anansi the Spider: A Tale from the Ashanti
- Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears: A West African Tale
- Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions
- Why the Sun and the Moon Live in the Sky
- Papa, Do You Love Me?
- Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain
- Africa Is My Home: A Child of the Amistad
- A Is for Africa
- Bundle of Secrets: Savita Returns Home
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