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"This dual-language English and Swahili picture book is inspired by the founding of Tanzania, told through the eyes of a young boy who climbs Mount Kilimanjaro to signify the country's independence."--
A Tanzanian boy saves his coins to buy a bicycle so that he can help his parents carry goods to market, but then he discovers that in spite of all he has saved, he still does not have enough money
"In Tanzania, there is a little village where a girl named Onika lives. She loves to go to school with her friends. Onika, Teophani, Agnes and Elibeth each have activities they like to do at their school. What is Onika's favorite thing to do? How can Onika and her friends learn skills to help their village?"--Back cover
"Neema lives in the mountains of Lushoto, Tanzania. Her day is full of fun. She tricks Joseph. She helps Mama Mdemu. She sings with the children. Neems is always looking for ways to learn"--Back cover
"Inspired by the many bicycle libraries that have opened all across Africa, In a cloud of dust is an uplifting example of how a simple opportunity can make a dramatic change in a child's life"--Page 4 of cover
Little Imani of the Maasai people longs to do something great, like touching the moon, but the other children just laugh at her
"In Jelly Beans the cheetah and hope, the unlikely pairing of a sad little girl and a captured cheetah discover how much they share in common when they embark on an adventure in friendship... Set in Tanzania, Africa with the Barabaig tribe, the book encourages youth to identify with the characters as they experience difficulty, persevere, model empathy, and then are shown empathy by the tribe"--Page 4 of cover
It is Grandmother Bibi's ninetieth birthday and when she travels to Tanzania from America to visit her son and grandchildren they surprise her with a birthday safari
A mother relates the events of a peaceful day along the banks of Lake Tanganyika to her baby, wrapped up and ready for sleep.
Maddy is given a surprise trip to Tanzania for her birthday and captures her journey through photographs, letters, and journal entries