Nana Akua Goes to School Tricia Elam Walker

Nana Akua Goes to School

Author: Tricia Elam Walker
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Book Title
Nana Akua Goes to School
Author
Tricia Elam Walker
ISBN
9780525581130
In this moving story that celebrates cultural diversity, a shy girl brings her West African grandmother--whose face bears traditional tribal markings--to meet her classmates. This is a perfect read for back to school--no 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 Nana--or worse, make fun of her--Zura 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.Binding Type: HardcoverAuthor: Tricia Elam WalkerPublisher: Schwartz & Wade BooksPublished: 06/16/2020ISBN: 9780525581130Pages: 40Weight: 1.15lbsSize: 10.70h x 10.80w x 0.50dReview Citations: Booklist 03/15/2020 pg. 73Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 508741 / Nana Akua Goes to SchoolReading Level: 4.3 / Interest Level: Lower Grade / Point Value: 0.5
In this moving story that celebrates cultural diversity, a shy girl brings her West African grandmother--whose face bears traditional tribal markings--to meet her classmates. This is a perfect read for back to school--no 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 Nana--or worse, make fun of her--Zura 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.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Tricia Elam Walker
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade Books
Published: 06/16/2020
ISBN: 9780525581130
Pages: 40
Weight: 1.15lbs
Size: 10.70h x 10.80w x 0.50d

Review Citations: Booklist 03/15/2020 pg. 73

Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 508741 / Nana Akua Goes to School
Reading Level: 4.3 / Interest Level: Lower Grade / Point Value: 0.5
In this moving story that celebrates cultural diversity, a shy girl brings her West African grandmother--whose face bears traditional tribal markings--to meet her classmates. This is a perfect read for back to school--no 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 Nana--or worse, make fun of her--Zura 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.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Tricia Elam Walker
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade Books
Published: 06/16/2020
ISBN: 9780525581130
Pages: 40
Weight: 1.15lbs
Size: 10.70h x 10.80w x 0.50d

Review Citations: Booklist 03/15/2020 pg. 73

Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 508741 / Nana Akua Goes to School
Reading Level: 4.3 / Interest Level: Lower Grade / Point Value: 0.5