Africa Is My Home: A Child of the Amistad by Monica Edinger and Robert Byrd. An illustrated book for older children based on a true story, we follow the struggles of a young girl on board a slave ship, to her hard-won freedom and the return to her homeland, where she becomes a teacher. Beautifully detailed art (and plenty of it) uses a palette that changes with the narrative mood. A very special book and a very important story. Recommended by The PlanetEsme Plan. Link for information, please support your local independent bookseller.