Young Abikanile and all of the villagers of Yao feel safe hidden deep within the African jungle. But word has come that the slavers are on their way! Abikanile looks to her mother and her grandmother for strength and guidance. These two brave women come up with a plan to fool the slavers and protect their tribe. But as the villagers retreat into the forest, Abikanile finds that she too has the courage to help her people stay safe and free.
New York Public Library’s annual 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing – Winner
Parents’ Choice Award – Winner
Jane Addams Peace Award – Winner
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