Lantana Publishing is a small startup publisher in the UK championing cultural diversity in children’s books. Nnedi Okorafor is the author of acclaimed books such as Zahrah the Windseeker and The Book of Phoenix.
Now, for picture book audiences, she’s written Chicken in the Kitchen, illustrated by Mehrdokht Amini and published by Lantana.
It’s the story of a girl who has to face the shadow of a giant chicken. What is that? Anyaugo has to find out. Images of Nigeria and lovingly layered details of daily life bring the setting and characters to life.
Look at the eyes on that jacket image!