Africa Access: 2020 Global Read Webinar

Updated: Apr 8, 2020

Africa Access: Global Read Webinar Originally aired: February 26, 2020, 7:00 EST Meet Author-Illustrator Elizabeth Zunon




Three time CABA winner Elizabeth Zunon discusses her award-winning CABA books and her career. Her 2019 book,Grandpa Cacao, A Tale of Chocolate from Farm to Family combines her talents as illustrator and author. The picture book connects past and present as a girl bakes a chocolate cake with her father and learns how her grandfather harvested cacao beans in Ivory Coast, West Africa.




CABA Winners by Elizabeth Zunon

Zunon, Elizabeth. Grandpa Cacao : a tale of chocolate, from farm to family. Bloombury, 2019.

As a little girl and her father work together to make her birthday cake, he tells the story of her Grandpa Cacao, a farmer from the Ivory Coast. Includes author’s note and a cake recipe.


Kamkwamba, William. The Boy who harnessed the wind.  Dial Books for Young Children, 2012.

“When 14 year-old William Kamkwamba’s Malawi village was hit by a drought, everyone’s crops began to fail. Without enough money for food or school, William spent his days in the library and discovered how to bring electricity to his village by building a functioning windmill out of junkyard scraps.” –provided by publisher.


Paul, Miranda. One plastic bag : Isatou Ceesay and the recycling women of the Gambia. Millbrook, 2015.

Isatou Ceesay finds a way to recycle discarded plastic bags that have accumulated in dirty heaps in her Gambian village.


To view the webinar with audio transcript, CLICK HERE.



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