Beginning-to-Read Books


3rd - 4th Grade

Thomas, Dawn KAI
A MISSION FOR HER VILLAGE, AFRICA, 1440

Book 1 Girlhood Journeys series
In fifteenth-century Africa, Kai and her beautiful but lazy older sister Jamila undertake a perilous four-day journey to another Yoruba village, seeking help for their starving tribe after the blight of the yam crop.
1996 71 p.

Welch, Leona Nicholas KAI
THE LOST STATUE, AFRICA, 1440

Book 3 Girlhood Journeys series
Continues the adventures of Kai, a young girl from the Yoruba village of Oyo who lives in 1440 and who considers revenge against the thief when her fine piece of sculpture disappears.
1997 65 p.


5th Grade and UP

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