Monday, October 14, 2019

Where Do You Keep The Lions? An African Girl's First Day of School in America by Sola Togun-Butler

Here is an exceptional children's book written by Sola Togun-Butler. I hope you enjoy her book "Where Do You Keep the Lions?"


Kemi an 8-year-old African immigrant girl is super excited about her first day of school in America! She has been dreaming about this day for weeks and can’t wait to meet her teacher and new classmates. However, her first day of school does not go as planned, when her classmates start asking her hurtful questions about Africa. Kemi is confused and doesn’t understand why her classmates have such negative questions and comments about the continent. With the help of her father, she understands the origin of those questions and decides to show her classmates a different side of her culture. This book is a perfect way to expose kids to cultural diversity and sensitivity by encouraging them to ask polite questions when curious about other cultures.