Razorbill. Jun. 2022. 256p. Tr $22.99. ISBN 9780593204887.
Gr 3 Up–Colorful and fun illustrations capture the childhood experience of a young girl who helps Ananse, the trickster spider. Nana, a child of Ghanaian immigrants in the United States, is believed to be telling stories instead of the truth. After an incident at school, her parents send her to visit family in Ghana over the summer, where she learns the truth about Ananse and the troubles hurting the village. Readers will delight in the multitude of African folklore tales Nana’s grandmother shares about Ananse and his various mischievous adventures. Friendship and family play a large role in the story, along with learning about traditions and helping the community. This is a great graphic novel to add to a collection, especially for those in need of diverse beliefs and character representation.
VERDICT Readers who like mischievous antics, folklore, and adventure will enjoy this story.

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