Join Anna Hibiscus and her big, bustling family in the second of Atinuke's engaging illustrated chapter-book series set in modern Nigeria.
Anna Hibiscus lives in Africa, amazing Africa. She's surrounded by so many family members she can't count them, in a wonderful old house with a garden in a compound in a big city. Follow Anna as she worries about singing a solo for a visiting president, runs away to escape hair-braiding day (and gets in a terrible tangle), enjoys the candles and hide-and-seek games on nights when the electricity goes out (and hates the new noisy generator!), and has an eye-opening visit to the other side of the city, where she learns about spontaneous generosity. Says School Library Journal, "Atinuke . . . manages to balance the contemporary and the traditional with ease"--a talent that, combined with Lauren Tobia's expressive illustrations, will leave readers rapt and have them looking forward to Anna's next adventures.