Books by Stephen Davies

BLOOD AND INK by Stephen Davies
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Based on true events in Mali in 2012, Davies' novel offers villains to hate, protagonists to feel for, and a nuanced glimpse into a rich Muslim culture and society. (glossary, afterword) (Historical fiction/thriller. 12-16)"
Ali and Kadija have nearly opposite views of how to live their faiths and cultures, but as their worlds collide, they are drawn to each other in this ambitious novel narrated by both teens in alternating chapters. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"A delightful introduction to a lively way of life. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Climb onboard a busy bus in Burkina Faso. Read full book review >
DON'T SPILL THE MILK!  by Stephen Davies
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A satisfying story, perfect for reading aloud, set in a part of Africa that is rarely shown in children's books. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Penda, a young Fulani girl from Niger, takes a long journey by herself to bring her shepherd father a nourishing bowl of milk. Read full book review >
OUTLAW by Stephen Davies
Released: Nov. 14, 2011

"Nonstop action in the African desert. (Adventure. 10-14)"
Kidnapped by outlaws in a small African country with some rough terrain, Jake and his sister Kas use their savvy to both get themselves free and make sure that the culprit is caught. Read full book review >
HACKING TIMBUKTU by Stephen Davies
Released: Nov. 15, 2010

"Although the story is often clichéd, Danny's hacking-and-parkour comparisons (both involve exploration and special techniques, for instance) and the rarely covered Mali will entice reluctant readers. (author's note) (Thriller. YA)"
In 14th-century Timbuktu, university student Akonio Dolo heists Mansa Musa's gold, but he leaves a clue hinting at its secret location before plunging to his death. Read full book review >