The first book in the series, titled “My Family,” walks readers through all the immediate family members in Ama’s life. The series Ama’s Stories was inspired by true stories and experiences of Ama.
Cynthia Deluola the Author of the books is Ama’s mother. She aims to have the stories open the imaginations of young readers.
Throughout the series, the bright-eyed young girl shares her love for everything from Swimming, Dancing, Cooking, Holidays, Family time to learning about her culture.
Through a series of colorful animations done by the talented visual artist Fleance Forkuo the stories are brought to life in the most remarkable way possible.
The books also serve as a teaching tool about the importance of representation and diversity, with several images depicting young Ama wearing traditional African outfits, explaining different foods and traditions as well as her experiences as a young black African girl in London. The books shows Ama confidently celebrate the fact that she can be anything she chooses, while also encouraging things like healthy eating and academic excellence.
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