Geography & World Cultures: EARLY and MIDDLE YEARS

Early Years and Middle Years:

Ashanti To Zulu: African Traditions by Margaret Musgrove

At the Crossroads by Rachael Isador

The Boy Who Sailed Around the World Alone by Robin Graham [this is the Young Person’s Edition of DOVE below; out-of-print, but readily available in libraries and used book stores]

Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain by Verna Aardema

Chidi Only Likes Blue by Ifeoma Onyefulu  [NOTE: This author has produced MANY fabulous children’s books on African traditional life–all with beautiful photographs.”Chidi” is my family’s favorite.]

Children Just Like Me by Anabel Kindersley

Children Just Like Me: Celebrations by Anabel Kindersley

A Child’s Geography by Ann Voskamp [While not a traditional textbook, this is used like one for many families]

A Child’s Geography Vol II: Explore the Holy Land by Ann Voskamp [While not a traditional textbook, this is used like one for many families]

The Day Gogo Went to Vote by Eleanor Batezat Sisulu

Golimoto by Karen Lynn Williams

Herodotus and the Road to History by Jeanne Bendick

Jambo Means Hello: Swahili Alphabet by Muriel Feelings

A Life Like Mine by DK Publishing

Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters by John Steptoe [Currently out-of-print, try the library]

Over the Green Hills by Rachel Isadore [Currently out-of-print, try the library]

Paddle to the Sea by Holling C. Hollings [Note: Beautiful Feet sells a lovely blank map set to go with the Hollings books–my kids treasure there maps still! They also have a curriculum guide for these books which some may find useful. We enjoyed the program.]

A School Like Mine by DK Publishing

Seabird by Holling C. Hollings

Tree in the Trail by Holling C. Hollings

When Africa Was Home by Karen Lynn Williams

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