Malik and Friends

...inspiring future global leaders, one story at a time!
Akili Raphael and his mom have a unique and special way of 
communicating. We would like to follow more
stories of Malik’s
fights against illnesses and saving the world.”

--Rita Fonseca (First Daughter of the Cape Verde Islands) and
Dr. Ligia Fonseca (Attorney at Law and the First Lady of the
Cape Verde Islands)

The Malik and FriendsTM children’s book series is targeted to kids ages 3 to 13 and teaches them about different parts of the world, global issues, friendship, and problem-solving. Global issues tackled in the series include malaria, water conservation and sanitation, and natural disasters. Children are encouraged to volunteer in their local communities to address global concerns. Malik and FriendsTM teaches young children to be global citizens.

Malik and Friends: Long Legs and Small Arms
A graphic novel targeted to children ages 10 to 13, Malik discusses gun violence and child soldiers while attending soccer camp.

"This book provides a very good and rare insight into the harmful use of guns and child soldiers in the world through the eyes of children themselves. Akili and his mom have succeeded in addressing a very serious problem with simple words and a child-friendly context. This book is a good starting point for a much-needed conversation on guns and child soldiers- to be put in all hands!"
  --Tity Agbahey, Children's Rights Advocate based in West Africa

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About the Authors

Akili Raphael, now 11 years old, published his first book at the age of 9. He enjoys martial arts, basketball, writing, illustrating stories, and learning languages.

Harriet Lewis, PhD, mother of Akili Raphael, is a professional committed to social and economic development. She has a special interest in the areas of human rights, urban and international development, gender equity, and interfaith social action.

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