Africa Dream

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An African-American child dreams of long-ago Africa, where she sees animals, shops in a marketplace, reads strange words from an old book, and returns to the village where her long-ago granddaddy welcomes her. 'Greenfield's lyrical telling and Byard's marvelous pictures make this book close to an ideal adventure for children, black or white.' —Publishers Weekly.

1978 Coretta Scott King Award

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Overview

An African-American child dreams of long-ago Africa, where she sees animals, shops in a marketplace, reads strange words from an old book, and returns to the village where her long-ago granddaddy welcomes her. 'Greenfield's lyrical telling and Byard's marvelous pictures make this book close to an ideal adventure for children, black or white.' —Publishers Weekly.

1978 Coretta Scott King Award

A black child's dreams are filled with the images of the people and places of Africa.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780064432771
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/28/1992
  • Series: Trophy Picture Bks.
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 956,062
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.81 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Eloise Greenfield is the author of an illustrious list of books for young people, including The Friendly Four, a Texas 2x2 Reading List book; In the Land of Words, an NCTE Notable Children's Book in the Language Arts; and How They Got Over: African Americans and the Call of the Sea, winner of a Bank Street Children's Book Award—all illustrated by Jan Spivey Gilchrist. She is a recipient of the Virginia Hamilton Literary Award; the Coretta Scott King Author Award; the Award of Excellence from the Washington, D.C., branch of the National Writing Project; the Milner Award; the Hope S. Dean Award from the Foundation for Children's Literature; and the NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children. Ms. Greenfield lives in Washington, D.C.

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  • Posted November 27, 2012

    I think we've all had those dreams where we escaped to a far off

    I think we've all had those dreams where we escaped to a far off place. We've all wondered what it would be like to fully grasp our roots and our culture. In this book, the main character is taken to Africa and escapes into old memories mixed with new. The pictures were nothing fancy, everything was in black and white. However, it grasped the concept of the dream, using lots of whispy strokes and dreamlike angles. I think this book was a good one for when you just want to run away to a different place, without spending a fortune that is.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2001

    A BOOK THAT SINGS AFRICAN PRIDE

    This book is still a family favorite. It poetically sings of continental, ancestoral, familial pride in a non-political manner. My now 8 and 11 year olds were always mesmorized by its tranquil and serene setting. It encourages pride and reduces stereotypes of the continent that African Americans have become in many ways distant. I recommend this book for all ages. As I am reading it to my unborn child. Enjoy!

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