The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
African Studies Center Outreach Newsletter
African Studies Center News - November 2012

Street Level book

“How do I find good books about Africa for my students?”

Teachers and librarians who are interested in using books that represent Africa and Africans in accurate and appropriate ways should become familiar with an important resource: Africa Access. This web site has a searchable database of reviews of books, helping educators understand the strong and weak elements of over 1000 children’s books about Africa. Read More

Resources Available from the African Studies Center

Lending Library

The African Studies Center has books, films, and other materials available free of charge for K-16 educators in North Carolina to borrow. Fiction and non-fiction works, for ages kindergarten through high school are available. This semester we are featuring the film, Pray the Devil Back to Hell, which tells the story of Leymah Gbowee, a social worker in Liberia who organized a peace movement called Women of Liberia Mass Action for Peace. For any borrowed materials, the ASC will pay all shipping in both directions.


Culture Kits

Filled with hands on objects used in everyday life in Senegal, our "Daily Life in Dakar" culture kit was designed in consultation with K-12 educators. Included in the kit are instructions for games, art projects, and recipes. We also offer classroom kits featuring sets of African-themed novels for student reading. These kits are designed to deepen understanding of the cultures and histories of African societies. All kits are available free of charge to N.C. Educators and all shipping is included.


301 Pittsboro St., CB 7582
Fedex Global Education Ctr.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Tel 919.962.1522
Fax 919.843.2102

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