South Africa Storytime Ideas
South Africa is a country with a unique culture and would be a fun theme for storytime. For a craft project, make traditional rock paintings: https://ideas4diy.com/easy-rock-painting-ideas
Angelou, Maya. My Painted House, My Friendly Chicken, and Me. Thandi describes the artwork of the Ndebele people.
Daly, Niki. The Herd Boy. While tending the sheep and goats, Malusi dreams of becoming president.
Daly, Niki. Where’s Jamela? When Mama gets a new job, she and Gogo pack to move but Jamela doesn’t want to go.
Isadora, Rachel. At the Crossroads. Children gather to welcome their fathers who are home from spending months away at work.
Javaherbin, Mina. Goal! Local kids stay safe from gangs in their alley while they play soccer.
Nelson, Kadir. Nelson Mandela. A stunning picture book biography of the former South African President and Nobel Peace Prize winner.
Rankin, Joan. Goldilock and the Three Rhinos. A South African interpretation of the popular folktale.
Seeger, Pete. Abiyoyo. Father sings about a monster who is driven away by a young boy’s music.
Penny Peck, San Jose State University iSchool