While searching for books to add to this list, I discovered that so many middle grade books set in Africa focus on magic or refugees or hunger and other forms of suffering (all of which are valid). More everyday living stories would be so, so welcome.
That said, the books on this list are brilliant and I love all the colorful covers. I’ve read a few of them that I especially love. I hope you find some great ones too. Just remember that there’s more to Africa than the stories in these books.