Amina and the Zazzau Games (Africa’s Little Kings & Queens)
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Age Range: 3 – 8 years
A must-have for every child’s library. Loved by children around the world, teaches them responsibility and the importance of preserving our culture.
Queen Amina and the Zazzau Games is a fun and inspirational story based on the Nigerian Queen Amina (also known as Queen Aminatu), a great warrior and military strategist.
This title is part of our popular children’s picture book collection Africa’s Little Kings & Queens. An excellent gift for all occasions, birthdays, Christmas, World Book Day, Black History Month and Kwanzaa.
Suitable for ages 3-8 years-old
Beautifully illustrated artwork
Teaches the importance of kindness and generosity
Celebrates black history and culture
Perfect for Black History Month
Great for story time at home and in school
Loved by parents and teachers
Queen Amina and the Zazzau Games
In this story, Queen Amina is planning the biggest event of the year, The Zazzau Games. However, some people have been left out of this exciting sporting event, which seems unfair – but don’t worry, Queen Amina has a plan! Enjoy this fun story introducing you to a brave and bold advocate.
Written by Louisa Olafuyi & Oladele Olafuyi
Artwork by Nigerian Illustrators Tiolu Yoloye and Francis Ude
Edited by teacher and children’s book editor Michaela Primus
Age and Reading Level
Kunda Kids books are graded into five levels, from phonics to longer stories. Each book features a reading level badge on the front cover so you can easily identify whether a story is suitable.
Level 0: Great for children developing their synthetic phonic skills.
Level 1: Perfect for children who are taking their first steps in reading words and sentences.
Level 2: Aimed at beginner readers who enjoy simple stories with help.
Level 3: Great for more confident readers who enjoy simple stories with help.
Level 4: Ideal for more independent, fluent readers who are confident with longer stories.
Louisa Olafuyi is the Co-founder of Kunda Kids and author of Africa's Little Kings & Queens. She is a former research journalist and ex Cambridge University Press. Louisa is passionate about inspiring the next generation about African history and culture. She's also an advocate for improving the representation of black characters in children's books and is a champion for inclusive innovation.
Dele is a dad to a two-year-old boy called Ire and a husband to a wonderful Ugandan Queen, Louisa. He is a marketing professional with over 10 years of experience working in various marketing roles with FMCG companies and in Fintech. Dele studied at the University of Cambridge's Judge Business School, where he earned his MBA degree. He is also a proud alumnus of the University of Ibadan, where he graduated in 2008.
Dele's passion for changing the narrative around Africans around the world motivated him to create Kunda Kids, a publishing and creative media studio that illuminates African stories through books, songs, animations and games.
Outside of work, Dele loves to play tennis, piano and watching sports.