Ayobami and the Names of the Animals
Winner of the 2018 International Latino Book Awards. With the only help of a paper and a spent pencil, Ayobami sets off on an exciting journey with a fundamental objective: to learn to read and write. The war is over and little Ayobami can finally go to school. Everyone is extremely happy and joy is all over the town. The children are excited to go to school and have a great time, but Ayobami is so impatient that she cannot wait for the other kids and decides to go to class alone. So that she does not get lost, Ayobami's father builds a paper boat and pushed it out onto the river. "If you follow it downstream, you will arrive at the schoolhouse," he told her. However, the ship wrecked and Ayobami had to find another way to school, so she decided to go through the jungle following the winding path that runs through the undergrowth. With the only help of a paper and a spent pencil, the girl begins an exciting journey with a fundamental objective: to learn to read and write. Will the wild animals from the jungle allow her to reach her destination safely?