Mama Africa!: How Miriam Makeba Spread Hope with Her Song (Hardcover)

How Miriam Makeba Spread Hope with Her Song

By Kathryn Erskine, Charly Palmer (Illustrator)

Farrar Straus Giroux, 9780374303013, 48pp.

Publication Date: October 10, 2017


About the Author

Kathryn Erskine is the National Book Award-winning author of Mockingbird. She has also written Seeing Red, The Absolute Value of Mike, and The Badger Knight. She lived in South Africa for part of her childhood, and grew up listening to Miriam Makeba's songs. Mama Africa! is her first picture book.Charly Palmer is a graphic designer, illustrator, and fine artist. As a child, he was fascinated by Ezra Jack Keats's illustrations for The Snowy Day, which inspired Charly's own use of color and geometric shapes. He studied art and design at the American Academy of Art and the School of the Art Institute, both in Chicago. Mama Africa! is his first picture book.