Willie longs to express his musical talent with instruments created by his African ancestors--such as guedras, ecasas, atumpan, and dundun drums--and he gets his opportunity at the Kwanzaa festival. By the author of Masai and I.
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Willie dreams of playing the African instruments that his Grandpa describes.About the Author:
Virginia Kroll AuthorVirginia has contributed more than 1500 items to juvenile magazines. She travels throughout the country speaking to children about writing multicultural books. She is the author of many children's books, including Wood-Hoopoe Willie, A Carp for Kimiko, Sweet Magnolia, Jaha and Jamil Went Down the Hill, Hats Off To Hair!, Masai and I (Four Winds Press), and Butterfly Boy (Boyds Mill Press).
Virginia has a special talent for understanding and communicating with children. Her efforts to cross cultural lines and address multicultural issues have won her the praise of critics and readers. She believes that, "every child has a special talent. In some children, it is easily recognized. In others, it is hidden and takes time." I hope that every child who reads "will reach inside himself/herself and pull out that ability, passion, or drive that makes him/her unique."
Virginia currently lives in New York with her family.
Illustrator: Katherine Roundtree
Katherine Roundtree graduated from the Columbus College of Art and Design Katherine is an elementary school art teacher. She lived for many years with her extended family on the banks of the Ohio river, but currently resides in Stone Mountain, Georgia.
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