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Light a Candle / Tumaini pasipo na Tumaini

by Godfrey Nkongolo & Eric Walters, illustrated by Eva Campbell

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africa, adolescence, boys & men
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Co-written by Eric Walters and Godfrey Nkongolo, Light a Candle weaves non-fiction with fiction to tell the story of a boy coming of age in the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro and his father, the chief of their tribe. The boy climbs the mountain against his father’s wishes to fulfill a request of the country’s first leader, Julius Nyerere, to light a candle on the top of the mountain and unify the mainland of Tanganyika and the islands of Zanzibar as one country, the United Republic of Tanzania.

About the Authors
Godfrey Nkongolo is a doctoral student in political science with extensive experience working in international and community development in Tanzania. One of his passions both within his studies and beyond is to promote African thought and to show the world that Africa has a message of hope even though the story of Africa that is most widely known is one of despair. He now lives in Toronto with his family.
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ERIC WALTERS, a former elementary school teacher, is one of Canada’s most popular authors for children and young adults. He has written more than seventy books that together have won more than a hundred awards, and talks to hundreds of young people in schools and libraries across the country each year. He is also the founder of Creation of Hope, which provides care for orphans in the Makueni district of Kenya, and lives in Mississauga, Ontario. Visit him online at www.ericwalters.net.

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Eva Campbell is an artist and illustrator who teaches visual art. She has exhibited her work in Canada, the US, the UK, Barbados and Ghana. Eva won the Children’s Africana Book Award for her illustrations in The Matatu by Eric Walters. She also illustrated Africville by Shauntay Grant, winner of the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award and the Lillian Shepherd Memorial Award for Excellence in Illustration, and a Governor General’s Literary Award finalist. Eva lives in Victoria.

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
6 to 8
Grade:
1 to 3
Reading age:
6 to 8
Editorial Reviews

“An informative story...Campbell's colorful and highly textured paintings capture the vastness of the terrain and the vibrancy of the characters’ patterned clothing...The importance of freedom in Tanzania comes through clearly.”

— Kirkus Reviews

“This beautifully illustrated bilingual picture book combines simple language with complex ideas about freedom, peace, and independence...Would work well as an addition to any home, school, or classroom library, or as part of a writing unit working with themes of bravery, wisdom, and determination. Highly Recommended.”

— CM: Canadian Review of Materials

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