Our children — all children, deserve high art and high quality literature. How important is it for children to see not only themselves but the world around them accurately in the stories they read and are read to them? At The English Schoolhouse we believe that so much of a child’s beliefs not only about the world, but themselves, is shaped by the imagery and stories they are exposed to from an early age and throughout childhood. We’re pleased to share our eighth title from our boutique publishing house, Fatou and the Kora.
Fatou and the Kora is a modern West African fairy tale set in Dakar, Senegal. Fatou, a young Senegalese girl, resides in a region where it is thought by many that the kora, or the African harp, is an instrument that is not to be played by girls. Fatou follows her instinct and discovers a generational gift within herself, while also teaching her father an unexpected lesson.