Ashanti to Zulu: African TraditionsBy
Written By Margaret Musgrove, Illustrated By Leo and Diane Dillon
Africa is a large and diverse continent.
This beautiful book takes an ABC approach to exploring some of the cultures found throughout Africa. Although a short book can’t tell a complete story of African heritage, the beautiful illustrations and short descriptions of various cultures are enough to make any reader – young or older- want to learn more.
How do people live? What do they like to grow and eat? How do people dress and what are their families or celebrations like? What games do the children play? This book allows you to take a whirlwind trip throughout Africa as an introduction to its rich and diverse cultural heritage.
Artists Leo and Diane Dillon won their second consecutive Caldecott Medal for this stunning ABC of African culture. "Another virtuoso performance. . . . Such an astute blend of aesthetics and information is admirable, the child's eye will be rewarded many times over."--Booklist. ALA Notable Book; Caldecott Medal.