Book Baskets

The African Studies Program has a selection of highly acclaimed Africa-related books available for loan to educators. The books are primarily fiction, but also include autobiographical works, folktales, graphic novels, picture books, young-adult novels, and novels for older students.

Book baskets are available to educators free of charge. Our baskets are arranged thematically, by reading level, and by the country that they cover. Educators who would like suggestions or any help in assembling a customized basket can contact the African Studies Outreach Coordinator at outreach@africa.wisc.edu

To request an individual books or book basket please email the African Studies Outreach Coordinator at outreach@africa.wisc.edu Please include the following information in your request:

Name:
Name of institution:
Institution’s mailing address:
Telephone number:
Grade level:
Books/Book Basket for loan:
Desired loan period:

Please give at least one week notice prior to the date of when you need the books and review our Lending Policies and Practices .

For a complete list of our books and to browse by author, click here

Enjoy browsing the collection!

Book baskets by reading level

Elementary School

Africa is not a countryYucky WormsThe boy who harnessed the windWelcome Dede - An African naming ceremony

…more elementary school titles

Middle School

Baking cakes in Kigali City boy From Somalia with love Now is the time for running The heaven shop…more middle school titles

High School 

A long way gone - Memoirs of a boy soldier Segu Things fall apart To my children's children Yoruba girl dancing

…more high school titles

Book Basket Themes

Although we have assembled a number of book baskets thematically, we are happy to create personalized book baskets that meet the needs of educators and students. Our current themes:

AFRICA PAST AND PRESENT.  |  DEPICTIONS OF FAMILY  |   ECONOMICS  |  ENVIRONMENT | FOLK TALES  |  FOOD  |  HEALTH & HEALING

Book Basket by country / region

 

SOUTHERN AFRICA |  CENTRAL AFRICA |   EASTERN AFRICA |   WEST AFRICA |  NORTH AFRICA  | GLOBAL

 

Book descriptions provided by Africa Access and the Cooperative Children’s Book Center.

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