Nana Akua Goes To School

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Nana Akua Goes To School
Nana Akua Goes To School

In this moving story that celebrates cultural diversity, a shy girl brings her West African grandmotherwhose face bears traditional tribal markingsto meet her classmates. This is a perfect read for back to schoolno matter what that looks like!

It is Grandparents Day at Zura’s elementary school, and the students are excited to introduce their grandparents and share what makes them special. Aleja’s grandfather is a fisherman. Bisou’s grandmother is a dentist. But Zura’s Nana, who is her favorite person in the world, looks a little different from other grandmas. Nana Akua was raised in Ghana, and, following an old West African tradition, has tribal markings on her face. Worried that her classmates will be scared of Nanaor worse, make fun of herZura is hesitant to bring her to school. Nana Akua knows what to do, though. With a quilt of traditional African symbols and a bit of face paint, Nana Akua is able to explain what makes her special, and to make all of Zura’s classmates feel special, too. 

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Author: Tricia Elam Walker

Illustrator: April Harrison

Pages: 40

Dim: 10-1/2 x 10-1/2

Item number: 9780525581130

Nana Akua Goes To School
Nana Akua Goes To School