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African proverbs for all ages  Cover Image Book Book

African proverbs for all ages / collected by Johnnetta Betsch Cole and Nelda LaTeef ; illustrated by Nelda LaTeef.

Cole, Johnnetta B., (compiler.). LaTeef, Nelda, 1958- (compiler,, illustrator.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250756060
  • ISBN: 1250756065
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2021.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"An Oprah book."
Summary, etc.:
"It has been said that a proverb is a short sentence based on long experience. African Proverbs is An Oprah Book about the power of proverbs, how they evolve over time, and the wisdom of various cultures in Africa. Whether you're young or old, proverbs can open your mind to new ways of seeing the world. We underestimate children, assuming they are incapable of understanding metaphor and deeper meaning. Children learn in multiple ways, but for each method by which they learn, they need engaged imagination and ignited visual sensibilities. And as adults, we underestimate ourselves when we allow our lives to be about practical matters only. Proverbs can stir our soul and spark our imagination." -- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 4 to 8 Roaring Brook Press.
Grades 2-3 Roaring Brook Press.
570L Lexile
Decoding demand: 76 (high) Semantic demand: 85 (very high) Syntactic demand: 80 (high) Structure demand: 84 (very high) Lexile
Subject: Proverbs, African > Juvenile literature.
Genre: Picture books.

Available copies

  • 10 of 11 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Carthage Public.


  • 0 current holds with 11 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Carthage Public Library P Cole, Johnnetta (Text) 34MO2001811412 Primary Fiction Available -

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