Stories from Africa

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Ubucuti Bw'imbeba N'inzovu (The Friendship Between Mouse and Elephant)

Written by John Kilaka; Kinyarwanda.
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With brightly colored illustrations, this story from Rwanda reminds us of the importance of sharing with others and valuing the contributions we each make in this world.


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Shukrani Za Simba (Lion Says Thanks)

Written by B.S. Mang'anda; Swahili.
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The soft, sepia-colored illustrations in this unpredictable Tanzanian tale are surprisingly effective in capturing the characters' intense emotions.


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Kibofu Cha Ajabu (The Magic Balloon)

Written by Ruth Wairimu Karani; Swahili.
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The beauty of the land is richly illustrated in this story about a young girl who flies out of the city on her magic balloon to befriend a variety of animals in the Kenyan countryside.