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Akissi: More Tales of Mischief

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Akissi: More Tales of Mischief by Marguerite Abouet
Paperback $14.95
Jul 16, 2019 | ISBN 9781912497171

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Best in Children’s Graphic Literature Award Winner, 2020 Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards


Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People pick, Children’s Book Council

Finalist for Pop Culture Classroom‘s 2020 EGL Award for Best in Children’s Graphic Literature and the Mosaic Award

“Sapin’s playful illustrations drive home the warmhearted levity in these stories, offering U.S. readers a rare glimpse into growing up beloved and meddlesome in an intergenerational, tightknit, actual day-to-day West Africa.Outrageously fun—this indomitable little girl is simply incomparable.”
Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

“The autobiographical element from Abouet is also crucial in that it offers a genuine quality to the stories, and having lived the life allows them to forgo any sentimentality. Instead Abouet imbues the stories with a sense of adventure that should speak loudly to so many American children reading it, possibly facing a cloistered, overbooked day-to-day existence. Akissi’s life must be a dream come true.”
—John Seven, The Beat 

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