The Children’s Africana Book Awards (CABA)
Saturday, November 5, 2022, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM EDT
The CABA awards were created in 1991 to encourage the publication and use of books that provide culturally affirming depictions of Africa. It is an annual event where the authors and illustrators of the best children’s and young adult books on Africa are recognized.
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About this event
Africa Access and the Outreach Council of the African Studies Association (ASA) created CABA in 1991 to encourage the publication and use of books that provide culturally affirming depictions of Africa.
11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. – Interactive Activities
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. – Meet the Winners followed by Q & A session
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. – Author’s Book Signing
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. – Master Workshop “Tell It In Verse” using the novel Home is Not a Country led by Lesina Martin
CABA Winners 2022:
Useni Perkins with illustrations by Laura Freeman – Kwame Nkrumah’s Midnight Speech
Johnnetta Betsch Cole – African Proverbs for All Ages
Safia Elhillo – Home is Not a Country
Elizabeth-Irene Baite – Crossing the Stream
Yassmin Abdel-Magied – Listen Layla
Natasha Bowen – Skin of the Sea (Not present to receive award)
Malla Nunn – S ugar Town Queens (Not present to receive award)
Drum call performed by the Armah Boys!
Presented in collaboration with Africa Access and the Outreach Council of the African Studies Association (ASA)