Saturday, March 5, 2022

Kwame Nkrumah's Midnight Speech for Independence Wins 2022 Africana Children's Book Award

On the eve of Ghana’s Independence Day, we’re excited to announce that Kwame Nkrumah’s Midnight Speech for Independence by Useni Eugene Perkins and Laura Freeman was named winner of the 2022 Children’s Africana Book Award - best book for young children. 

The awards are presented annually to the authors and illustrators of the best children’s and young adult books on Africa published or republished in the U.S. 

Africa Access and the Outreach Council of the African Studies Association (ASA) created CABA in 1991 to encourage the publication and use of accurate, balanced children’s materials about Africa. We’re thrilled this beautiful collaboration between Useni and Laura earned this distinction. 

Learn more about the book and buy it here.