Elizabeti's School

Illustrated by:
Young girl in school

Product Description: Elizabeti was excited and fidgety on her first day of school as she admired her school uniform and shoes and walked to school with her older sister. Once there, though, Elizabeti becomes shy, wishing she had not come. Elizabeti is not sure at all she wants to return, but once she finds that she can use her knowledge at home, she decides to return. While warm watercolors depict a child's first day of school in Tanzania and the text is sprinkled with Swahili words, the emotions conveyed are universal.

Language: Swahili
Culture/Community: Tanzanian / Tanzanian American
Heritage & History: African Heritage and History
Themes for Children: My School
Format: Picture Book
Age Level: 3-6
Publisher: Lee & Low