|"Bobbo" is a traditional weaver from Ghana, where his ancestors have been weavers for generations. His young son, Kweku, learns from him, just as he learned from his father. Through Kweku's eyes, we see family and community life in the small fishing village of Denu. Kweku learns that in life, just as in weaving, "one thread is weak, while threads woven together are strong."
Publisher: Open Hand
$18.00 cloth cover
32 pages 8 1/2" x 11" color photographs
Age Level: 8 - 12 years
|"... a fine introduction for children to the remarkable craft of weaving in West Africa, and to a charming family and community - where 'lives are woven together like threads on the loom'"
Warren Robbins, Educator
Founder of the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
"This book is a clear, colorful lens zooming in on Ghanaian traditional art. Africa comes alive every time the students turn the page"
Toni Conklin, Teacher,
Bancroft Elementary School, Washington, DC