Africa Book List

Picture Books & Resources

I often quote an African proverb that says: "The world is not ours, the earth is not ours, It's a treasure we hold in trust for future generations." And I often hope we will be worthy of that trust.

Kofi Annan

Africa is one of the most interesting continents with its huge variety of animals, climates and countries. After Asia, it is the second largest continent and the second most populous with over 2,000 languages. Its beautiful landscapes include deserts, rainforests, savannahs and stunning waterfalls. Many accomplished people come from Africa. After 27 years in prison, Nelson Mandela fought against apartheid and became the first democratically elected president of South Africa. Kenyan Wangari Maathai was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her environmental initiatives. Find out more about this great continent by reading from this great selection of books.

Africa Book List

Further Reading

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