Quote of the Week
Africa is not rich or poor, educated or illiterate, progressive or archaic.
What Africa is depends on which part of it you are referring to.
No single story can adequately reflect that, but a multiplicity of stories can and should broaden our received wisdom about the continent.
With more platforms and opportunities than ever before, there has never been a better time to challenge that confusing and costly concept of a single African story.
— by Nancy Kacungira
“Why I cannot tell ‘the African story’”
from BBC News
Why I Cannot Tell ‘The African Story’ by Nancy Kacungira — from BBC News
Science Has Great News for People Who Read Actual Books by Rachel Grate — from Arts.Mic
Book Lists & Awards
WE NEED DIVERSE BOOKS™ ANNOUNCES INAUGURAL WALTER DEAN MYERS GRANT RECIPIENTS — from weneeddiversebooks.org
PW’s Best Books 2015 — from Publishers Weekly
The New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2015 — from The New York Times
I gathered these entries from various sources such as Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, and specific sites that I follow such as Educating Alice, Pub Peeps, Book Riot, School Library Journal, The Horn Book, We Need Diverse Books, American Indians in Children’s literature, etc.