Publication Date: January 10, 2023
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Ages 6 to 9, Grades 1 to 4
Join Anna Hibiscus and her big, bustling family in the second of Atinuke’s engaging illustrated chapter-book series set in modern Nigeria.
Anna Hibiscus lives in Africa, amazing Africa. She’s surrounded by so many family members she can’t count them, in a wonderful old house with a garden in a compound in a big city. Follow Anna as she worries about singing a solo for a visiting president, runs away to escape hair-braiding day (and gets in a terrible tangle), enjoys the candles and hide-and-seek games on nights when the electricity goes out (and hates the new noisy generator!), and has an eye-opening visit to the other side of the city, where she learns about spontaneous generosity. Says School Library Journal, “Atinuke . . . manages to balance the contemporary and the traditional with ease”—a talent that, combined with Lauren Tobia’s expressive illustrations, will leave readers rapt and have them looking forward to Anna’s next adventures.
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