Ananse the Spider’s Folk Tales from African Culture in honor of Black History Month

Would you like your little one to read about Ananse the Spider from western African folk tales?  Stories about Ananse have been told in the oral tradition from Ashanti culture for centuries.  His tales have traveled to the Caribbean and into North, Central and South America.  These stories are original—created in cooperation with Juliet Ajaab of Ghana.

Ananse is smart and resourceful.  Mischievous.  Always looking for a new adventure, he often creates havoc.  And what looks like an impossible situation.  For anyone but Ananse, that is.

But, with his quick wit and cunning, Ananse solves problems without tangling himself in his webs.  Well, only occasionally…

Bonus: fun facts about spiders

Bonus: resources for parents

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