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“Anna Hibiscus lives in Africa. Amazing Africa.”

“We adults [Ed. note: ahem, ahem] know, of course, that Africa is a continent, not a country. Also that it is diverse, full of real people and places that are varied and distinct.”

—Monica Edinger’s 2014 Horn Book Magazine article “Books About Africa

“The Caribbean is one of the most culturally, racially, and linguistically diverse regions on earth…”

—Summer Edward’s 2016 Horn Book Magazine article “Beyond the ‘Four Fs’: Caribbean Own Voices

Please revisit these articles — along with Edward’s interview with Deborah Ahenkorah: Torchbearer for African Children’s Publishing — and share them with young people. You can also find more recommendations for books by Caribbean and Caribbean American authors and illustrators here. “While books are not a panacea, and some unfortunately only reinforce the same tired stereotypes, others exist that dispel misunderstandings…” (Edinger)

For more on social justice and activism, visit The Horn Book’s Making a Difference resource page.

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