In this stunning Coretta Scott King Award–winning picture book, take a magical and resonant journey to Africa.
"I went all the way to Africa / In a dream one night / I crossed over the ocean / In a slow, smooth jump..."
In words that sing and pictures that evoke the rich life and culture of the African continent, here is a book that makes real the deepest longings and imaginings of children for the faraway land of their ancestors. A classic picture book for sharing at home or in the classroom.
"Greenfield’s lyrical telling and Byard’s marvelous pictures make this book close to an ideal adventure for children, black or white." —Publishers Weekly