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I have written several books for children that fall into the general category of children’s reference. My series of six books titled African Kingdoms of the Past (Simon & Schuster/Dillon Press, 1994-1996) is for readers ages 10 and up. Two of the books were included in the 1996 Notable Trade Books list compiled by the National Council for the Social Studies and the Children’s Book Council. I have also published I Am Not Afraid, a Maasai Folk-tale (Red Rooster/Bantam House, 1993) for beginning readers. This book was developed as part of Bank Street College of Education’s prestigious “Ready-To-Read” series. The Ancient Hebrews (Marshall Cavendish/Benchmark Books, 1998) and Isabel, Ferdinand, and Fifteenth-Century Spain (Marshall Cavendish/Benchmark Books, 2001), both included in Benchmark’s noted Cultures of the Past series, are also geared towards the educational market, for readers in Middle School and up.

I have also published stories and poems for adults. Yellow Dog Dreaming (Wiseacre Books, 1995) is a collection of short stories about white women and their black servants in Africa. This beautifully produced, hand-made book is illustrated by Gabriele T. Raacke with evocative black- and- white drawings.

In 2004, I was asked to compile and edit an enormous amount of material for a book called Human Rights Learning – A Peoples’ Report, published by the People’s Decade of Human Rights Education (PDHRE) in Manhattan, 2005. this was intended as a handbook for human rights practitioners in the field, and has been distributed all over the world. Download the entire book for free when you click on the title.