Xavier the Prince : Step into Africa)
By Aminata Traoré, illus Shaheed Smith
Format: HC, 38 pp
Age Range: 4–8 yrs / Grades Preschool–3
Publisher: Mascot Books (May 1, 2018)
Xavier is taking a trip to Africa, but he must accomplish a few tasks before he leaves. Xavier is ready to meet his other grandpère and explore while learning about life in Senegal, West Africa.
About the Author:
Aminata Traoré is a cultural enthusiast who grew up in Savannah, Georgia. She currently resides in the Atlanta area with her family. She contributes to the community through her day- to-day responsibilities as a library professional. Aminata is an advocate for education, communications, and language, and loves sharing travel experiences, Aminata is passionate about promoting the inclusion of cultural diversity in libraries, schools, and bookstores.
From School Library Journal:
liked everything about this book, Prince Xavier is a bright vibrant little boy who is full of curiosity and exploration. The author tells his story well. Children will love his adventures, the illustrator captures the essence of his being. Its a must have in order for your child's library to be culturally competent!
An ABSOLUTELY AMAZING book: well written and beautiful. My kids now claim it as their new favorite read and have already asked if we can read it again for story time tomorrow night. They especially love the pictures at the end.