Must Reads for Summer 2018!
It's epic time and here they are! Some official summer MUST READS available at Chez AlphaBooks. Kintu described as a sprawling epic drama is considered by many critics to be Uganda's national narrative! The long awaited Barracoon by Zora Neale Hurston is the story of Cudjo Lewis; a man born Oluale Kossola in the Yoruba kingdom of Takkoi and the last survivor of the last known slave ship to sail from the African continent to America with a human cargo. In addition, Children of Blood and Bone is the official #TONIGHTSHOWSUMMEREAD! Come and get them...
Something for Everyone
Recommended Books for Children
THE BEAR IN THE CAVE:
A very happy bear hears the sound of the city from his quiet home by the sea and decides to find out what city life is like. Buying the ticket and travelling on the train is all very exciting. And so is the city! But after a while the bear finds the city a little too noisy and a little too busy.
From music writer and The Creative Independent /Kickstarter Editor in Chief Brandon Stosuy, comes an entertaining new board book that introduces the many moods, styles, and senses of music to the youngest audiophiles—because music is for everyone, and music is for you.
“THE PEOPLE COULD FLY,” is a fantasy tale of the African slaves who possessed the ancient magic words that enabled them to literally fly away to freedom. And it is a moving tale of those who did not have the opportunity to “fly” away, who remained slaves with only their imaginations to set them free as they told and retold this tale.
- The DEADMAN'S DANCE explores how small misunderstandings arise in the interaction of two vastly different cultures...and then what happens!
- Many authors have attempted to describe early settlement in Australia, but their efforts remain primarily from the European perspective. Kim Scott, on the other hand, as the son of an Aboriginal father and English mother, was able to authentically deliver from both perspectives exploring the early contact between the Aboriginal Noongar people and the first European settlers. The Deadman Dance is set in the first decades of the 19th century in the area around what is now Albany, Western Australia.