Age Range: 6 – 10 years
“Daddy, what are those?”
“Those are escalators. They’re much faster than the stairs.”
Meet Opoku, a bold and daring young boy who goes on an adventure on the escalators at the newly-opened Accra Mall. This funny story will definitely leave you entertained.
Dr Adwoa Badoe trained as a physician in her native Ghana but has evolved quite naturally into an African Griot.
She is an author, story teller and teacher of African dance and lives currently in Guelph Ontario. She grew up loving the traditional dances of Ghana, West Africa. Her interest in dance has led her to learn dances from other parts of Africa. Her classes and workshops have a unique and infectious vibrancy, capturing the essence of the people, their celebrations and their lives.
Adwoa's first Childrens book, Crabs for Dinner was published in 1995. Since then she has published The Queen's New Shoes, The Pot of Wisdom (a collection of Ananse Stories) and Nana's Cold Days.
She also writes for markets in Africa through Macmillan Educational and Smartline Publishing: Memuna's Baby, A Wedding Story, Radio Rescue and Street Girls.