The Village that Vanished by Ann Grifalconi. Illustrated by Kadir Nelson. . Honor Book, Younger Children, 2003.
Subject/Theme: Ages 9 to 12, Approaching life with self-confidence and strength, Award Year 2003, Breaking cycles of fear, Era 1700’s, Era Early 1800’s, Era Mid 1800’s, Identity African Yao, Promoting an understanding of the role of women in society gender roles the need to overcome gender stereotypes what are healthy courageous role models of both males and females, Slavery, Solving problems courageously and non-violently, Thinking creatively and humanely about injustice and conflict past or present real or fictionalized, Understanding human needs with compassion, Women’s rights-Overcoming sexism-Women’s roles, Young people’s participation in creative solutions to the problems of war social injustice racism sexism homophobia ageism and/or concerns of the physically challengedIllustrated by Kadir Nelson