Written by Eric Adjepong
Illustrated by Lala Watkins
Published by Penguin Young Readers Group
What if home was a place you’ve never been? For Kofi, a first-generation Ghanaian American boy, home is a country called Ghana. But it’s a place he’s never been. When tasked to bring a dish that best represents his family’s culture to school for a potluck lunch, Kofi is torn. With the help of his Nanabarima (grandfather), Kofi learns the hardship and resilience his family has endured—and how food has always been an integral part their story and culture. Sankofa is a reminder that food can transport you to a place called home—even if you’ve never been.
Primary ISBN: 9780593385944
Publication Date: October 2023
Available As: Hardcover, Audiobook, eBook
Picture Book , Age 04 or older
Community Represented: Ghanaian/Ghanaian American
Themes: Cultural Empowerment, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Food, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Identity, Family Relationship: Grandparents, Generation: 1st, Multilingual Character, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Welcoming by Individual
Setting: United States
Character's Place in the Immigration Journey: 1st Generation
Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience
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