Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions

Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions

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ISBN-13: 9780140546040
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 07/28/1992
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 191,415
Product dimensions: 11.76(w) x 10.96(h) x 0.22(d)
Lexile: 900L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Margaret Musgrove is a children's book author and teaches at Loyola University in Maryland.

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Ashanti to Zulu African Traditions 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Archieve on LibraryThing 25 days ago
This is an alphabet, illustrated picture book that explains many Afican Traditions. I've bought this book from the children's select, from the library a few weeks ago.
bnhays on LibraryThing 25 days ago
THIS IS AN ALPHABET INFORMATION BOOK THAT GIVES THE READER INSIGHT TO THE TRADITIONS OF A WIDE VARIETY OF AFRICAN CULTURES. THE GOLD HUES AND THE UNIQUE ARE MADE IT EYE CAPTURING. I WONDERED IF IT WOULD BE A LITTLE TOO TEXTUAL FOR YOUNGER READERS, I MIGHT SUGGEST AN ADULT READER WITH THE CHILD FOR SOME OF THE MORE COMPLICATED WORDS.
alswartzfager on LibraryThing 25 days ago
This book is a book about african traditions. It uses the alphabet to take the reader through parts of the African's life. The pictures are very detailed and myfavorite part of the book. This would be a good book for 3rd graders.The illustrators for this book are Leo and Diane Dillon.
amandaonfire252 on LibraryThing 25 days ago
This book for me was very intriguing and well put together. The part I liked most was that it told of twenty six different African tribes and the author did not put any more emphasis on one tribe than the other but included diversity. This book is about many different tribes in Africa and what it is like to be part of that tribe. The book goes from A-Z in the naming of the tribes of Africa discussed in this book. The author includes fun facts about each tribe's culture and traditions.I would use this in the classroom as a fun time to set up different activities or stations and have the children experience the differences of each one just as they might have experienced being a part of the different tribes. It will teach cultural and personal differences.
amandacb on LibraryThing 25 days ago
The title really tells it all¿using the letters of the alphabet, each page is devoted to a particular African cultural tradition beginning with that particular letter of the alphabet. Examples include: Ga, Hausa, Vai, Xhosa. Each description is paired with a relevant illustration that is rich with detail and color. This book would also be an excellent pairing with Black History Month; students could also choose or be assigned a letter/tradition to report back to the class.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Caldecott Book Title: Ashanti to Zulu Reading Level: Third Grade 3.7 Genre: Informational About the Author: Margaret Musgrove was born and raised in Plainville, Connecticut. She received her B.A. from the University of Connecticut, her M.S. from Central Connecticut State College, and is currently working on her doctoral dissertation at the University of Massachusetts. She has lived and studied in Ghana, and has done extensive research there, at the University of Massachusetts, and at Yale in the preparation of this book. Ms. Musgrove now lives in New Haven, Connecticut, with her husband and two young children. Ashanti to Zulu is her first book. Book Review: Ashanti to Zulu describes the cultures of about twenty-six African tribes from the Ashanti to the Zulu. ¿Ashanti weavers make a beautiful cloth called kente.¿ They weave the cloth into bright silk threads and give each different design a name. Zulu dancers salute their chief and play their drums as they dance. ¿The Zulus have beautiful and complicated dances for all occasions.¿ This book describes each of the tribes clothing styles, their villages and homes, as well as their lifestyles. It explains about their ceremonies, celebrations and day to day customs. ¿Chagga priests perform this ceremony in traditional costumes, and sometimes the children¿s faces are painted. After a big celebration, the children are considered adults.¿ There is also a map showing where each tribe resides in Africa. This book is interesting and informative and would be a wonderful way to introduce children to African culture. I would recommend it for learning and enjoyment. Bibliographic Information: Musgrove, Margaret. Ashanti to Zulu African Traditions. New York: The Dial Press, 1976.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Musgrove, Margaret. 'Ashanti to Zulu' New York: Penguin Books, 1976.Reading Level 4.9. Leo and Diane Dillon illustrated this collection. They also illustrated 'Why Mosquitos Buzz in Peoples Ears.' They met while in art school together and have been working together as one ever since. They once again are brilliant in their illustrations as they bring to life 26 traditions and customs of African tribes, all in alphabetical order as retold by Margaret Musgrove. This book is a wonderful way to get a taste of African culture. In small condensed versions of a multitude of tales and traditions we get a well rounded representation of the culture. Since it is in alphabetical order, and the stories arer condensed the reader can enjoy the new information without being overwhelmed by it. We learn many new terms such as, 'Ga', and instument women use to make food, and 'Jie', which are herders in Uganda. I really enjoyed this book. The tales are well adapted and the pictures are incredible
Guest More than 1 year ago
It features twenty-six indigenous African tribes and provides information about some of the traditions and customs of each tribe. The Book depicts the clothing styles, villages, homes, and lifestyles of each tribe. The names of the tribes are accompanied by pronunciation guides. The book shows the great cultural diversity that exists within Africa. There is also a map of Africa showing where each tribe resides. Additionally some linguistic information is also provided. The text is complemented by beautiful illustrations. It is obvious that this book has been produced from meticulous research and labors of love. It is interesting, informative, entertaining and visually stunning. I recommend it for reading. It is also as a great addition to any public or home library. This is a wonderful way to introduce children to African culture
Guest More than 1 year ago
So much research and detail went into this beautifully written and illustrated book. It was like taking African History 101. I think I enjoyed it more than my 6 and 10 year olds. And you know what else? It's not expensive. I will add this to my home library. I think it will make a great Kwanzaa gift (economic and educational). At this price, I may purchase quite a few for the children in my family and for my friends' children. GREAT BOOK. OUTSTANDING.