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"Who could distill life's essence?
Who in the world would show it?
I know for a fact I can
Because I am a poet." 
Charles Waters, all rights reserved. 
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African Town
by Irene Latham and Charles Waters.
G. P. Putnam's Sons, a division
Penguin Random House.
ISBN-10: 0593322886
ISBN-13: 978-0593322888

Available to Order: AMAZON
Bookshop  IndieBound

"A compelling novel that doubles as an important historic document, invaluable for both classroom use and independent reading." - Starred Review, Booklist

"African Town is a book that should be both taught and treasured." - Starred Review, BookPage

"This honest, heartrending, and inspiring story is an important and necessary contribution to historical fiction collections for young adult readers."  - Starred Review, School Library Journal   

"The voice of the characters is strong and ... the journey itself is not to be missed." - Starred Review, School Library Connection