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Tata and the Big Bad Bull

Tata and the Big Bad Bull

Author:Juleus Ghunta

Publisher:CaribbeanReads Publishing (St Kitts/USA) 2018

Language:English

Tata and the Big Bad Bull is a fast-paced narrative poem about a face-off between an angry bull and a determined boy. Tata is single-minded in his desire to go to school, but his grandmother is too poor to pay for the school bus and the route on foot takes him through a pasture guarded by a fierce bull. Tata's pursuit of his education turns into an adventure involving other members of his anthropomorphic community as he searches for ways to circumvent the bull and his anger. Tata is loosely based on the author's childhood experiences and reflects his current career path as a literacy advocate and conflict resolution practitioner. Like Tata's grandmother, Ghunta's mother struggled to pay his bus fare to school. Determined to go to, Ghunta took a shortcut through a pasture and encountered a fierce bull who charged at him. The story is amusing on the surface, but there is a lot to unpack in the simple rhyming lines.


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Jacopo Jacopo Football Star

Jacopo Jacopo Football Star

Author:Phina Oruche

Publisher:Published Independently

Language:English

Jacopo Jacopo Football Star is the amazing story based on truth of a boy wanting to get involved with Football, the biggest sporting industry in the world. Liverpool is an amazing diversely populated city. There seems to be football sewn into the fibre of the city. Meet Jacopo, a mixed-heritage child of Nigerian and Italian ancestry. He is a 10 year old boy and has a lot to tell you about that summer when his dream to play football started to seem like it could become a reality. Jacopo is amazing, talented and funny; he thinks he has what it takes to be a footballer. Does he?


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A Jigsaw of Fire and Stars

A Jigsaw of Fire and Stars

Author:Yaba Badoe

Publisher:Zephyr Publishing (An imprint of Head of Zeus)

Language:English

A Jigsaw of Fire and Stars tells the story of Sante who was just a baby when she was washed ashore in a sea-chest laden with treasures. It seems she is the sole survivor of the tragic sinking of a ship carrying migrants and refugees, her people.


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