Who Is King? Honored by Children's Africana Book Awards

March 16, 2016
Who Is King? has been named a Children's Africana Book Awards (CABA) Best Book of 2016.

Who is King? was written by Beverley Naidoo and illustrated by Piet Grobler. It was published by Frances Lincoln Children's Books.

Established in 1991 by the Outreach Council of the African Studies Association, the awards honor outstanding K-12 books on Africa available for purchase in the U.S. The awards are designed to encourage the publication of accurate, balanced children’s materials about Africa, to recognize literary excellence, and to acknowledge the research achievements of outstanding authors and illustrators. Collectively, CABA winners show that Africa is a varied and multifaceted continent. CABA titles expand and enrich our perspectives of Africa beyond the stereotypical, historical and exotic images that are emphasized in the West.

The Awards Committee is composed of African Studies and children's literature scholars. Nominated titles are read by committee members and reviewed by external African Studies scholars with specialized academic training.

Award honorees will be celebrated in October at a ceremony at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art in Washington, D.C.