Parents | Raising readers & learners.

Home of Parent & Child Magazine

Ashanti to Zulu

Ashanti to Zulu

by Margaret Musgrove Illustrated by Diane Dillon, Leo Dillon

Artists Leo and Diane Dillon won their second consecutive Caldecott Medal for this stunning ABC of African culture. This Caldecott Medal-winning book gives fascinating facts about African tribes and customs. The different tribes are listed in alphabetical order, and the illustrations are rich and beautiful.

Praise for Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions

"Another virtuoso performance... Such an astute blend of aesthetics and information is admirable; the child's eye will be rewarded many times over." — Booklist

ALA Notable Book

Caldecott Medal

8, 9, 10, 11
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 5
Tandem Library
Informational Text

About the Author and Illustrators

Margaret Musgrove
Contributor Image Alt Tag Diane Dillon Artist Diane Dillon is renowned for the enormous body of work she has produced with her husband and collaborator, Leo Dillon.
Contributor Image Alt Tag Leo Dillon Among Leo Dillon's many honors, he and his wife have received two Caldecott Medals, for Ashanti to Zulu and Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears, four New York Times Best Illustrated Awards, four Boston Globe/Horn Book Awards, two Coretta Scott King Awards, two Coretta Scott King Honors, and the Society of Illustrators Gold Medal.

The Reading Toolkit

Shop From Scholastic

Find Just-Right Books

Find Just-Right Books