This book is Makaylah Safiya Williams' first book, which is based on a true story.
She bravely travelled to The Gambia despite having fears about lions roaming the streets. When she arrived, Makaylah discovered that television did not tell the full story; there were no lions to be found only beautiful people from the African Diaspora with amazing stories to tell.
Parents agree this is a great bedtime companion for children aged 8+. Educators can use the quiz page at the back of the book as well as the poetry challenge for classroom learning activities.
'My First Trip to The Gambia' is a great way to teach children more about the continent of Africa and develop their confidence, self-esteem and sense of adventure.