Our World My Roots

Inspiring kids to learn more about their roots.

Discover our culture rich, informative and engaging non-fiction book series for kids (and parents too!)



Welcome to the home of the ‘Our World, My Roots’, the culture rich, informative and engaging non-fiction book series for kids (and parents too!)

Join our awesome characters as they embark on an exciting adventure to Ghana, Jamaica, Nigeria and Zimbabwe, to explore each country’s geography, people, traditions, culture and beyond! Get ready to learn some everyday words and phrases in their native languages plus meet some super inspiring people along the way.

Shop below to discover the first four countries in our series: Ghana, Jamaica, Nigeria and Zimbabwe.

What our customers SAY...

Thank you so much, it really brought tears to my eyes. Being British-Jamaican, I've found it so hard to find books to share my culture with my son. Your book covers all bases whiles still being child friendly.

Chia C

I purchased the Nigeria book or my son for Christmas and it genuinely brought tears to my eyes, sounds mega dramatic but it's true! I plan to raise my son knowing as much as I physically can about his roots from his dads side as well as mine and this is absolutely perfect. Thank you so much! I will post and tag you guys once he opens the gift.xx


As a proud Zimbabwean, sharing my culture with my little one has alays been a dream. Thanks to @ourworldmyroots, this dream is now a vivid, colourful reality!

Saboath G

Absolutely love the book! I secretly read it to my 3 month old so I can read it to myself🤣

Dami O

We all want our babies to feel connected to their heritage and these books are a great place to start. They are honetsly outstanding in their detail and depth. They are inclusive of different ethnic groups and tribes and beautifully illustrated. Thoroughly recommend.


My husband and I have been reading this book (Jamaica) to my bump and it's an absolutely brilliant book! Could not recommend more😍


We bought the zim book at Cocoa Fest, I just wanted to say how impressed and amazing the book is! We've just had a cuddle and read it all together and it is great! I love the subtly headnods to children who may have additional needs ie. hearing aids. Beautifully written and illustrated, thank you!



Our mission is to help ignite a child’s interest in their roots and empower them to become culturally confident.

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Our World My Roots is a new diverse and inclusive children's publishing company set up by female authors and best friends of over 20 years, Anna Makanda and Sharmane Barrett.

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