Ashanti to Zulu

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Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions
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Author Margaret Musgrove
Illustrator Leo and Diane Dillon
Country United States
Genre Children's picture book
Publisher Dial Books
Publication date
ISBN 0-8037-0357-0
OCLC 2726240
LC Class GN645 .M87

Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions is a 1976 children's book written by Margaret Musgrove and illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon. It was Musgrove's first book, but the Dillons were experienced artists and this book won them the second of their two consecutive Caldecott Medals.[1] (The first was for Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears: A West African Tale.[1])

The book features twenty-six illustrations of native African peoples, each accompanied by a short vignette describing one of the customs of that particular people.

Peoples included in the book:


  1. ^ a b American Library Association: Caldecott Medal Winners, 1938 - Present. URL accessed 27 May 2009.
Preceded by
Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears
Caldecott Medal recipient
Succeeded by
Noah's Ark