The Kirkwood Public Library strongly believes in the power of stories, especially with a collection that reflects the many, diverse voices in children’s literature.

Below is a list of selected picture books and chapter books for children that are written by authors from various countries in Africa. All of these books are available to request through the library. Visit the catalog to view the titles listed on this book list.

This list also provides options for patrons who are working on the Winter Reading 2020-2021 challenge, and have the bingo square “Read a book written by an author from an African country”

book list

book list

Rachel Johannigmeier is the Youth Services Manager for the Kirkwood Public Library.  She has been a part of the library since May 2017.  She enjoys reading graphic novels, watching movies, and hanging out with dogs.  Her favorite creators include Margaret Atwood, Libba Bray, Sinclair Lewis, Philip Pullman and Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples.