Juma finally gets the baby sister he has wished for. In this first book of the “Tanzania Juma Stories,” meet four year old Juma and learn about the beautiful country of Tanzania, located in East Africa and bordered by Kenya and Uganda. This book introduces readers to the geography of the country, as well as to Swahili words for family members and the traditions for baby naming. The story is supplemented with a national map of the United Republic of Tanzania, a map of the continent of Africa, and a Swahili language glossary.
Juma and his family drive across Tanzania to visit his grandmother. Now eight years old, he and his young sister, Sareeya, enjoy adventures from Dar es Salaam across to the plains of the Serengeti. During the journey, they see Mt. Kilimanjaro and encounter an obstinate elephant, a drooling giraffe, and wrestling beetles. The story introduces northern Tanzania and Swahili words for animals. The story is supplemented with a national map of the United Republic of Tanzania, a map of the continent of Africa, and a Swahili language glossary.
Juma and his sister, Sareeya, eat chapati and then sneak into the garden to make these breads by themselves. With the gardener's help, they succeed despite a marauding crow. The story introduces food, children’s games, and life in a suburb of Dar es Salaam, in the East African country of Tanzania. Juma also provides his recipe for cooking chapati. The story is supplemented with a map of the city of Dar es Salaam, a map of the continent of Africa, and a Swahili language glossary.
Juma hides in his uncle’s dhow (after arguing with his cousin) and inadvertently joins the annual Dhow sailing race around the islands of Zanzibar, while his sister chases after the Changuu Island tortoises. The story introduces the ancient Stone Town and the Swahili boat culture. The story is supplemented with a map of the United Republic of Tanzania, focusing on the islands of Zanzibar, a map of the continent of Africa, and a Swahili language glossary.
Playing with Osito | Jugando con Baby Bear
Osito wants to play, but his fur is growing slowly and he’s got the shivers. His new friend thinks covering this baby bear with honey and a coat of wildflowers is a good idea. Osito does get warm, but then the bees arrive, and he has to make a run for it!
This charming story by Lisa María Burgess is set in the mountains that traverse the US and Mexico, and takes inspiration from her childhood in the Sierra Madre of Chihuahua.
In making the vibrant collages, Susan L. Roth created Osito and much of the landscape with tree bark paper, which has been made in Mexico since precolonial times.
This story is bilingual for young readers, in English and Spanish.
Author and Illustrator:
Lisa María Burgess grew up in the Sierra Madre of north-western Mexico. She originally wrote this story with her father when she was a little girl. Over the years, they both retold the story over and over again. She wrote Juma and Little Sungura, Juma on Safari, Juma Cooks Chapati, and Juma’s Dhow Race about a little boy in Tanzania when she taught literature and writing at the University of Dar es Salaam.
Susan L. Roth, a New York Times best-selling author, has written/illustrated more than 50 books for children. Her awards include: The Robert F. Sibert Medal for Nonfiction; NYT Best Illustrated Book; Boston Globe-Horn Book Award; Children’s Africana Book Award, Africana Access; Arab American Book Award; Green Earth Book Award; and Jane Addams Children’s Book Award.
Baby Bear quiere jugar, pero su pelo está creciendo muy lentamente, y eso lo hace temblar de frío. Su nueva amiga cree que cubrir a este osito con una capa de miel y flores silvestres es una buena idea. Con seguridad se sentirá calientito. Pero entonces las abejas llegan, y Baby Bear ¡tiene que salir corriendo para escapar!
Esta historia, escrita por Lisa María Burgess, sucede en las montañas de la sierra que cruza los Estados Unidos y México, y se inspira en su infancia en la Sierra Madre de Chihuahua. En la creación de sus hermosas ilustraciones, Susan L. Roth ha hecho a Baby Bear y gran parte del paisaje con el papel amate de corteza de árbol, que se ha hecho en México desde la época pre-colonial. Esta historia para niños y jóvenes, es bilingüe, en inglés y español.