Independent Author Christine Mapondera-Talley Looks to Disrupt Publishing with the Launch of Global Kidz House

Global Kidz House will celebrate the diversity of Africa and Africans through storytelling.

Chicago, IL  —  September 15, 2020 — Christine Mapondera-Talley announces Global Kidz House, a new publishing house which highlights and celebrates stories of Africa and Africans, including her debut picture book series, Makanaka’s World.

The stated mission of Global Kidz House is to directly address the need for diverse books by elevating stories of Africans and Africa. By offering underrepresented authors and artists unique opportunities to tell stories that highlight the multifaceted lives of Africans and celebrate the history and culture of Africa, Global Kidz House aims to change the trajectory of the publishing industry as well.  

Mapondera-Talley says, “I recognized that if I wanted to see real change I needed to find people who were just as passionate about the motherland as I am. So I reached out to a number of people and shared my vision. The response was beyond what I could have asked for.” 

Global Kidz House currently has multiple titles in the works and will begin releasing as early as this fall with Passport Africa, an entertaining and educational offering aimed at allowing kids all over the world unique access to the African continent.

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Global Kidz House is a book publishing company specializing in children’s books that celebrate the diversity of Africa and the African diaspora. Stories of Africa and Africans are often told from a place of lack. Yet there are also stories about love and friendship. Stories about innovative, creative and ambitious people. Stories that are funny, dramatic, radical and inspiring. Find Global Kidz House online (, on Instagram (@globalkidzhouse), and on Facebook (


Christine Mapondera Talley is the founder of Global Kidz House and author of Makanaka’s World, a picture book series designed to teach young children about our world cultures, geography, and language in a fun and engaging way. She is also the co-founder of KidLitNation, a resource for creators of color. Christine was born in Chinhoyi, Zimbabwe, and now resides in Chicago with her husband and two children. Find Christine online (, on Instagram (@christine.mapondera), and on Twitter (@christinemapo).