The annual Children’s Africana Book Awards (CABA) Festival takes place Friday, April 9 at 7p. The family event is virtual and free on YouTube and Facebook.
At the CABA Ceremony you will hear from luminaries such as Lupita Nyong'o who will be accepting her award for the book Sulwe, Nelson Mandela's great grandchildren - Zazi and Ziwelene; Kwei Quartey; Tochi Onyebuchi; Elizabeth Zunon; and Kwame Mbalia. Dr. Stella-Monica Mpande and 11-year-old Salaam Williams will host the event.
CABA are presented annually to the authors and illustrators of the best children's and young adult books on Africa published or republished in the U.S. The awards were created by Africa Access and the Outreach Council of the African Studies Association (ASA) to encourage the publication and use of accurate, balanced children's materials about Africa.