The Children’s Africana Book Awards (CABA) are presented annually to the authors and illustrators of the best children’s and young adult books on Africa published or republished in the U.S. The awards were created by Africa Access and the Outreach Council of the African Studies Association (ASA) to encourage the publication and use of accurate, balanced children’s materials about Africa.  Below are books that have been nominated this year, along with some from prior years. 

Young Readers

Join Baby and his doting mama at a bustling southwest Nigerian marketplace for a bright, bouncy read-aloud offering a gentle introduction to numbers.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and to celebrate, here is a list of books that contain characters living with neurodiversity and/or mental illnesses. For more information on mental health or to learn how to become an advocate for yourself or others please visit the National Alliance on Mental Illness at  www.nami.org

Middle schooler Natalie's year-long assignment to answer a question using the scientific process leads to truths about her mother's depression and her own cultural identity.

Finding perfect by Elly D Swartz

"With some help from her siblings and friends, Molly is able to face her OCD and be strong enough to get help for it"--.

Extra time this Holiday Season? Why not learn a new language with Mango Languages? You can learn one of the 72 languages featured with Mango for free with your Canton Public Library card. Click here to see what kind of foreign language resources we offer. 

Do you need help wth finding books, PDFs, articles, and primary sources of information for your project? Feel free to browse the list below for easy to access information to help with your project. 

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gale Power Search

Biography in Context 

World History in Context

US History in Context

EBSCO Host eBook Collection 

MeL (get books from other libraries sent to Canton Public Library)

MeL Databases

 

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Learn Cherokee or any of the 71 other languages available for study all for free with your Canton Public Library card. Click here for more information. 

Enjoy these spooky chapter books in a range recommended for ages 8-14. Feel free to ask a librarian for more recommendations if this doesn't quench your thirst for fright!

The witching game by Annette Cascone

When Lindsey and her friends play the wishing game "Bloody Mary" in front of a strange antique mirror, one by one their wishes start coming true, with horrifying results.

The graveyard book by Neil Gaiman
Also available in: e-book | audiobook | e-audiobook

Nobody Owens is a normal boy, except that he has been raised by ghosts and other denizens of the graveyard.

Celebrate Oktoberfest and learn how to speak German with Mango Languages. German is only one of many that you can learn for free with your Canton Public Library card. 

You can learn how to speak Pirate and many other languages through Mango Languages all with your Canton Public Library card. 

Looking to complete your Electrified Path? Check out and play these games as a way to earn some badges. 

Animal Lover

The wildly popular "Zoo Tycoon" series gets fully reimagined and is set to crank up the excitement of building the ultimate zoo.

Follow these suggestions (or use your own ideas) to complete your Super Bookworm Path for CYS.

Animal Lover

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