Africa Dream by Eloise GreenfieldAn African-American child dreams of long-ago Africa, where she sees animals, shops in a marketplace, reads strange words from an old book, and returns to the village where her long-ago granddaddy welcomes her. ‘Greenfield’s lyrical telling and Byard’s marvelous pictures make this book close to an ideal adventure for children, black or white.’ —Publishers Weekly. 1978 Coretta Scott King Award
The African Child Poem by Eku McGred
Everyone in this world is just the same no matter what colour or nationality we have. We all deserve to be happy and be free to be ourselves. We have the right to receive the right amount of respect in this world because at the end of the day, we are all the same, we are all beautiful and wonderful human beings that God created. This poem and the activities asked to be done is a good way to teach everyone about fairness and equality of people. We should treat not just the Africans, but all the other races, the way we want to be treated. Respect begets respect.
Just use your lunch or diner time to read and consume this wonderful piece. Read full poem below…. Mama Africa is blessed with good work force -active youth who are willing to risk everything to have a decent shot of life. I see an Africa where everyone will live in harmony regardless of tribe, religion or colour. Sometimes, as an African child, I cry at dawn because of the way our leaders are running affairs.
I am an african chil born with the skin the color of chocolate bright,brilliant and articulate strong and bold im gifted talented enough to be best.
leo lionni a color of his own
These notes were contributed by members of the GradeSaver community. Now firmly established in France and the French way of life, Laye turns his attentions back toward his youth in French New Guinea where his father and mother were participants in a native culture that celebrating nature and the animals. In fact, he remembers his parents as spiritualists. His father of the Malinke tribe felt inspired by the spirit of the blake snake to craft golden ornaments in his blacksmithing practice. His mother is from the tribe of the crocodile, so when she goes to the croc-infested waters to retrieve their daily water, she is not scared and they do not bother her.
McGred I am an African child Born with a skin the colour of chocolate Bright, brilliant and articulate Strong and bold; I'm gifted Talented enough to be the best I am an African child Often the target of pity My future is not confined to charity Give me the gift of a lifetime; Give me a dream, a door of opportunity; I will thrive I am an African child Do not hide my fault show me my wrong I am like any other; Teach me to dream And I will become I am an African child I am the son, daughter of the soil. Rich in texture and content Full of potential for a better tomorrow Teach me discipline, teach me character, teach me hard work Teach me to think like the star within me I am an African child I can be extra-ordinary call me William Kamkwamba the Inventor; Give me a library with books Give me a scrap yard and discarded electronics Give me a broken bicycle; Plus the freedom to be me And I will build you a wind mill I am an African child We are the new generation Not afraid to be us Uniquely gifted, black and talented Shining like the stars we are We are the children of Africa Making the best of us Yes! I am an African child. Read Free For 30 Days. Flag for inappropriate content.
These notes were contributed by members of the GradeSaver community. Despite his future career as a novelist, he was very intrigued by mechanics and thus took many engineering courses. Laye was one of the first authors of his African region to achieve such worldwide acclaim. He details the close relationships he had with family members and the love he received from his local community. He also describes how religion and participation in spiritual gatherings were major parts of his adolescence. The memoir ends with Laye moving to Paris to pursue a higher education, thereby leaving the family and friends who supported him the most.