Africa Access was founded to help schools, public libraries, and parents improve the quality of their K-12 collections on Africa. Their website provides annotations and scholarly reviews of children’s and young adult books that focus on Africa. Africa Access also sponsors the Children's Africana Book Awards, which give annual awards for the best children’s and young adult books on Africa available for purchase in the United States.
For more on Black History, this Black History collection highlights the importance of teaching and celebrating Black History year-round, beyond Civil Rights and enslavement, to affirming the identities of Black people and their literature, art, and creativity that has shaped the culture of the world. The resources in the collection emphasize teaching centering liberation and teaching Black History that celebrates Black joy and Black brilliance.