Sankofa: A Culinary Story of Resilience and Belonging
Sankofa: A Culinary Story of Resilience and Belonging Hardcover – Picture Book, October 3, 2023 by Eric Adjepong (Author), Lala Watkins (Illustrator)
Inspired by acclaimed chef Eric Adjepong’s own childhood, Sankofa is the powerful story of a young boy’s culinary journey 400 years into the past to reconnect with his African roots and find his own place in America.
"Adjepong has crafted a delectable story that blends food history and Ghanaian culture. A celebration of food and culture that reminds youngsters to look back as they move forward." --Kirkus Reviews
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.
Publisher: Penguin Workshop (October 3, 2023)
Hardcover: 48 pages
Reading Age: 4 - 8 years
Lexile Measure: AD720L
Grade Level: Preschool - 3
Item Weight: 1.01 pounds
Dimensions: 9.44 x 0.38 x 11.25 inches