Read Africa

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Read Africa is a program co-sponsored by Africa Access and the Center for African Studies at Howard University. Read Africa promotes accurate, balanced books that have been vetted by African Studies scholars. Our titles help expand American perspectives on Africa by promoting books that are country specific, avoid stereotypical portrayals and generic images of Africa, and highlight African agency and solutions.

Read Africa 2018:

Explore our different Read Africa initiatives below:

Read Africa Bibliographies

Read Africa Book Ambassadors

Read Africa Week

Featured Reads

Books to Art

Books to Art strengthens literacy skills through art. We partner with art educators to bring books to life through participatory reading strategies followed up with teacher-led art activities. The program builds literacy skills and knowledge with hand-on learning experiences. More information coming soon.

Read Africa Videos:


Read Africa:

Make and Take featuring Anna Hibiscus

Read Africa:

Make and Take featuring The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

Read Africa:

Make and Take featuring Kwajo and the Brassman's Secret