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Created: 14th August, 2015

The Village That Vanished

Author: Ann Grifalconi
Illustrator: Kadir Nelson
Publisher: Ragged Bears

The story of how the inhabitants of a West African village thwart capture by slave traders, thanks to the wisdom, courage and faith of three generations of women: the child Abikanile, her mother Njemile and her grandmother Chimwala. Retold in a style resembling the oral tradition as narrated by an African storyteller or griot.

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