From Lantern Books; Happy World Literacy Day

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The world has changed since 1966 – but our determination to provide every woman and man with the skills, capacities and opportunities to become everything they wish, in dignity and respect, remains as firm as ever. Literacy is a foundation to build a more sustainable future for all.                                                                                                         UNESCO Director-General

“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.” So said the great Frederick Douglass. As the world celebrates International Literacy Day today, we bring to you a small list of some some of our exciting titles you can get for your kids (and also for yourself!) to mark this special day.

Faceless by Amma Darko

Fofo in her innocence seeks help. What she doesn’t know is that the society has lost its priorities, its sense of direction; it has become dysfunctional and deaf to the cries of abandoned children. FACELESS is a story set in a world where parents have lost moral authority over their children and are totally paralyzed by fear of the society.




Sunshine the Miracle Child by Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo

Sunshine the Miracle Child

Usi and Olega are given a precious gift. They cherish this gift so much that they are shattered when it is lost. What is this gift and why is it highly valued?







The Honest Girl by Uchenna Nze

The Honest Girl

Amara starts out as a very greedy little girl who takes more than her own fair share of food, snacks and anything shared amongst her and others. However, Amara has a nightmare and her father narrates a story that transforms her into a responsible and honest young woman.





Making the Parade by Nii Kpani Addy

Making the Parade

His mother’s poor earnings affect the standard of living for the family and Paddy Joe’s (PJ) hopes and expectations are at stake. But his brilliant, creative and resourceful approach to the challenges turns the situation around and his mathematical skills earn him a scholarship at a popular school.





Brume the Captain by Jane Agunabor

Brume the Captain

This is the continuation of Brume’s story. Brume is made class captain. When his rival, kehinde does everything to cause trouble and even collaborates with the Notorious Three, Brume has to decide what to do.






Tortoise and the Animal Kingdom by Anthonia Ekpa

Tortoise and the Animal Kingdom

Tortoise and the Animal Kingdom is an exciting folktale about the cunny Tortoise. In this story, Tortoise causes a major division in the once united Animal kingdom. How does he achieve this?







The Greedy Tortoise and Other Stories by Ore Olunloyo

The Greedy Tortoise and Other Stories

This is a collection of stories. The main story is about a cunning and greedy tortoise.








The Singing Night Birds and The King’s Daughter by Olajire Olanlokun

The Singing Night Birds and the King's Daughter

How did the singing night birds punish offenders in the small town of Akute, and what made the citizens become more careful?








Born to Lead by Ifeanyi Ifoegbuna

Born to Lead

After the nation of Songhai gains independence, some of the new leaders with their dubious behavior almost ruin the fledgling republic. Find out how Ikemefuna saves his people and why they believe he was born to rule.




This is a collection of three short stories about African beliefs and value systems.








All these titles are available for purchase online at You can also check the nearest bookshops/outlets where you can buy these books and other Lantern titles here:


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