Too Small Tola

Too Small Tola
By Atinuke
Illustrated by Onyinye Iwu

This short, three-chapter book shares stories from the life of Tola, the youngest of three siblings who live with their feisty grandmother in the megacity of Lagos, Nigeria. Tola may be small, but at every turn she proves herself to be mighty.

Tola is such a compassionate and diligent person, despite being small and “not as smart” as her sister and “not as athletic” as her brother. Her counting skills are her known superpower, but she is also empathetic and a hard worker.

The writing is simple but still detailed and descriptive, helping the reader experience what life is like in Lagos for Tola, her family, and her neighbors.

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