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6+years

Anna Hibiscus

Author: AtinukeIllustrator: Lauren Tobia

Anna experiences a beach holiday, a welcome-home party and being a hardworking street hawker. But will she ever experience snow? Perfect for reading aloud or independent reading, this charming collection of short stories set in the region of West Africa, with expressive line drawings, celebrates multigenerational family life and childhood joy.  

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  • Time Out NY’s Top 50 Best Books 2012
  • Boston Globe Honor Book for Excellence in Children’s Literature 2011
  • Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) Choice Awards
  • Bank Street CBC Best Children's Books of the Year 2011
  • Own Voice
  • Black representation
  • Mixed-heritage representation
  • Challenges gender stereotypes
  • Female lead