Shango's Son is a nationally acclaimed 'Great Picture Book on Africa' (on Africa Access's Anansi Reads list)!
From the ancient stories of the West African Yoruba, Shango's Son is a short, fully illustrated children's picture book. It is the first in the “Yoruba Orisa Children’s Series”. Shango has a son who becomes his companion and protector. The son has amazing abilities that help Shango succeed. The plot, images and even some African Yoruba vocabulary will enrich young and older readers alike.
While the book's age range is 0-8, it is culturally enriching for any age.
Author: Dr. Winmiláwẹ̀ is a bestselling author, PhD in African History, healer, and longtime Yorùbá-Orisa Ọ̀ṣun priestess (an Ìyálòrìṣà). See her website: http://www.winmilawe.com
Illustrator: Tewodross Melchishua is a professor at Bowie State University in Maryland, visual artist, award winning animator, filmmaker, designer, curator and creative consultant. See his website: http://www.visualjazzmedia.net
For activities see book page 18 (20 hard), and the author's Teachers page.
ISBN: Paperback 978-0983931805; Hardcover 978-0983931843
Pages: 20 (pp.); 24 (hrd.)