DetailsAuthor: Nnedi Okorafor Illustrator: Mehrdokht Amini Release Date: 6th June 2019 Price: £6.99 Format: 24cm x 24cm Picture Book Age group: 4-8 ISBN: 978-1-911373-91-9
Chicken in the Kitchen
What would you do if you woke up one night to find the shadow of a giant chicken passing your bedroom door? Go and investigate of course! A hugely entertaining look at the fascinating masquerade culture of West Africa, from the perspective of a plucky young Nigerian girl who finds the courage to protect the traditions she loves.
- Children’s Africana Best Book Award 2016
- Kate Greenaway Medal 2017 Nomination
- White Ravens Honour List 2016
- Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava 2017
Key topicsDiversity; masquerades; festivals; West Africa; Nigeria
Key Selling Points:
- Originally published in 2015 to great acclaim. Released for a second time as part of the ‘Lantana Classics’ series.
- An award-winning book by a very popular author, offering a unique window onto West African culture.
- Celebrates diversity and inclusion. #WeNeedDiverseBooks #OwnVoices
About the creators
Nnedi Okoraforis a multi-award winning Nigerian-American novelist (Hugo Award, World Fantasy Award). She is an Associate Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Buffalo, New York.
Mehrdokht Aminiis an Iranian-born illustrator who has been nominated twice for the Kate Greenaway Medal and participated in the prestigious Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava.
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