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The core idea is simple.

Create a collection of culturally authentic, high interest picture books that enhance language and literacy skills in young readers by privileging the work of authors and visual artists from historically underrepresented communities. Then, armed with these #OwnVoices mentor texts, creators engage and inspire young readers, catalyzing the next generation of storytellers, beginning the process anew.


Trotro Trio


A new chapter book series by African Creators for Young African Readers

Trotro Trio is a fantasy-adventure series that focuses on three friends – two siblings and their cousin – who travel through time and space across the African continent to experience key historical moments firsthand. Hopefully without getting grounded!

The series begins with a blast in Sub-Saharan West Africa, moves into the heart of the Sahara Desert for book two, then travels all the way across the continent to Tanzania and Kenya for books three and four. All along the way, the Trio solve mysteries, learn about their continent’s rich cultural diversity, acquire important new skills and forge lifelong bonds of friendship.

Each Trotro Trio book is specifically designed and created for independent young readers, by African authors and African illustrators. Contemporary, realistic, black-and-white illustrations capture the drama and tension of fast-paced scenes, while occasional spot illustrations offer character close-ups and rich details about key objects and artifacts, helping to increase reader comprehension while making the books an immersive experience. The Trotro Trio doesn’t merely watch history unfold, they live it!

The adventure begins Fall 2019.

Travel and See.

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Full Circle is proud to parnter with multi-disciplinary artist Jonathan Thunder on his first solo picture book, Strange Beehavior. You can learn more about Jonathan and his incredible paintings, animations, prints, sculptures, and more by visiting his website.