This Marcus Garvey Cubs Audio Stories Pack includes 50 audio stories. This pack includes the 4 FREE bonus stories featured on this website. Each story is detailed below.
Luba – The Luba King likes the video camera the Garvey Cubs brought him from the future. And so does his cat! But soon, some very strange things begin to happen in his kingdom. Why is a small cat chasing a zebra?! And why is a zebra chasing a big mean lion?! Have the animals gone crazy??!!
The Berlin Conference – Berlin, 1886. The Garvey Cubs arrived in Berlin Germany just when a room full of European men agreed to how they would “carve up” Africa to take for themselves. The Garvey Cubs call upon the ancestors to help them stop this terrible crime against the people of Africa.
Boomerang –When the Garvey Cubs go back to old Australia, they find the Black aboriginal natives trying to save their land from the Europeans. Is there something inside that boomerang that can help? Be careful!
Answer Bowl -Nigeria’s top students enter a tournament to see who is the smartest. They are all very smart, but can any of them answer the tournament’s final question correctly?
Saggin‘ – When the Black boys sag their pants low, Mr. Jackson and the Garvey Cubs know it’s just the latest style. But when the pants go too low, there may be a problem. Let’s hope they’re not in a hurry!!!
Bemba – Which child has the best memory in the land of the Bemba? The Garvey Cubs meet a very, very polite girl, and convince her to enter the contest. Is it better to be polite or smart…or both? Don’t forget what you should always remember…
Sidama – A young local boy always claims that everything he has is bigger or better than everyone else’s. What happens when what he claims actually comes true?
Team K – The Marcus Garvey Cubs go the Youth Brains and Sports Festival in Haiti. There are teams from everywhere: Nigeria, Barbados, Mozambique, Brazil and other places. But who are these African youngsters from Team K (Kemet) ? The Cubs intend to find out!
South Carolina – When the Cubs visited the old south, they immediately found themselves in the back of the bus. But a trip to the beach gave them an idea of how to “reverse” the situation! With the Garvey Cubs’ imagination and the African Ancestors’ power, anything is possible!
Zulu – When the Garvey Cubs go back to the old Zulu nation, the British are violently trying to take control of this African nation. The Zulu warriors are ready to fight to the end with their spears and shields! The Cubs have an idea that might help…SMILE!!
But We Saw You! – Billionaire singer/rapper ZJay Black flies the Cubs to three African countries on his private jet. But some very strange things happen when they get there! Are some of the Garvey Cubs playing tricks on each other, or is this a case of mistaken identities? Only ZJay Black knows for sure.
Native Americans and Friends – In old America, free Africans and the native “Indians” sometimes worked and fought together, so they could all be free from the Europeans. The Cubs met two men who both were half African and half Native “Indian”. Winter was coming, and blankets were scarce, but the Cubs were able to give the chief and his people some very important advice!
Africa for the Africans – When African farmers are being pushed off of their land, so that big companies can use it to make money, the Garvey Cubs have to find a way to help the farmers keep their land! They can’t do it alone, so they ask their friends to help them stop the machine!
Ongamo – When the Garvey Cubs go back and visit Mount Kilimanjaro, they want to share what African history they have learned with the people there. But the crowds are so large, they have to find a way for them to all see and hear what the Cubs have to show. OH, NO!!! RUN!!! Smoke is coming out of the volcano inside Mount Kilimanjaro!!!
The Movies – The Garvey Cubs visit a school where the teacher is taking the students to see two movies, and there will be a test on the stories shown in the movies! The Garvey Cubs go with them to the movies, but are too tired to stay awake during the movies. But can they still pass the test? Hmmm…there’s more than one way to “know” the story!
Barbados – The Cubs came to Barbados just in time to meet a big hurricane! See what good things happen when the Cubs and a boat captain help people after the storm – and do it from their hearts!
Kemet Pyramids – The Garvey Cubs get to Kemet (Egypt) and see the African master builders working on the great pyramids. Can the Cubs use their computers to design and build a small pyramid as good and exact as huge pyramids of Kemet? Find out what happens when the African masters check their work!
Greece – The Garvey Cubs meet two men who are Greek students, studying under the African masters of Ancient Kemet (Egypt). But when the men get back to Greece, they find trouble. The Cubs then travel to Greece to help them “voice” the truth!
Los Angeles – For the Garvey Cubs who lived outside of the United States, a trip to Los Angeles was a big surprise! They never thought they would see homeless people there. But it wasn’t long before they figured out a way to help do something about it!
Maryland – In America, the free Africans who escaped to the mountains of Maryland wanted to send letters and notes to their friends and families still down on the slave plantations. The Africans on the plantations had to learn to read at night, but it was too dark in their slave huts. The Garvey Cubs (and their flying friends) had an idea…!
Who’s British?? – “Bradford” and his father are Africans that the Garvey Cubs meet while visiting London. They are very proud to call themselves British, and even have fake British accents! But are they really only “British in their own minds”? They will soon find out!!
Oromo – A smart little Oromo boy loves to learn. He always turns in his homework! But one day, the wind blew his homework away, out of his hand! But the Garvey Cubs have an idea that will still impress the teacher…
Gang O’ Thugs – No thug can stay a thug, once that African knowledge hits them!
Lesotho – The Boers have come from Europe to claim the southern African land of the Blacks. There is plenty to share, but the Boers want the best for themselves. The Africans will have to fight them, and the Garvey have ideas from the future that may help. The Boers can’t believe their eyes!
Numidia – Whew!! What a long walk every day for the people of Numidia just to get water! The Garvey Cubs find an easy way for them to get water without much work! But that creates a new problem to be solved…
Butwa – A local boy has stolen something that didn’t belong to him. Magically, it seems to make him richer and richer by the day! But before it’s all over, he learns that, maybe, it would be better to be honest like his new friends, the Marcus Garvey Cubs!
The Dancer – Most Black folks didn’t agree, but Hollywood claimed that blond haired, blue-eyed Keirsten Winslow was the world’s best dancer! When the Garvey Cubs saw her dances, they became suspicious. Something was…just…not…right…
Ferguson – African Americans Michael Green and Eric Darden both lost their lives to the police. But when the same thing happens to Michael Chong and Eric Dezaki, things, well…change.
Kru – Some of the Garvey Cubs want to help their Kru friends carry water from the river. Not all of the Cubs are good at carrying buckets of water on their heads, so they waste most of the water! But they use their brains to find a way to carry water and not lose a single drop!
Nzinga of Ndongo – Queen Nzinga and her warriors have been battling the Portuguese invaders for years. When the Garvey Cubs get to her land, they know they have to find a way to help! The Portuguese think they are about to trap hundreds of Africans to take as slaves. Things are about to get “messy”!
Peace – History and genetic science has shown the African woman to be the mother of all human beings on the planet. But, since we are all related, why is there no peace? The Garvey Cubs meet someone who just might clean this mess up!!
Damat – The children of Damat show the Cubs how to have fun sledding down the side of the beautiful “Sundown Mountain”! But when their clean skates and sleds show up dirty every morning, they suspect someone else is getting in on the fun!
Middleton – In Middleton America, criminals wearing masks were robbing people at night, and never getting caught! When the Garvey Cubs went with Murrells cousin Donye to his worksite, they heard a lot of different people speaking over the loudspeakers. That gave the Cubs an idea…
The Mossi – The French invaded the land of the Mossi in west Africa, and the Mossi needed to send them back to France! The Mossi warriors needed to find a way to get the French soldiers far away from the French camp. The Cubs knew there was only one thing that could make those soldiers leave their camp…one word…!
Zimbabwe – The Garvey Cubs come to this place in old Zimbabwe just in time for the big Outdoor Beauty Contest, where people make things from nature, and the King and Queen pick the most beautiful creation. The Cubs meet a little girl who just loves bugs and other creepy, crawly things. Can she make something beautiful for the contest? Close your eyes and just imagine!
It’s My Birthday! – Nine year old Lewis lives in New York City, on America’s East Coast. Today, he is hoping for a big birthday party! But when only Tamika and Murrell show up, he begins to feel sad. So…how in the world did he end up partying on the West Coast??!!
Napata – The Garvey Cubs go way back in time to ancient Napata and see the wonderful buildings, with their beautiful writings and art . But one night, someone covered them with ugly, grey, messy paint that no one knew how to get off! But, coming from the future, the Garvey Cubs knew the problem must have been solved!
Nigeria – What does a two year old boy and his toy cow have to do with African industrial production? It takes the Marcus Garvey Cubs to make the connection!
Tubu of Tibesti – When the Garvey Cubs visited the Tubu, their crops couldn’t grow because the birds were eating all of the seeds! Who ever thought that trail mix could come in so handy? Things are about to become beautiful!
We Should Try – The Garvey Cubs visit Bulgaria in Europe, Thailand in Asia and Iran in the Middle East. These countries each have different religions, but the Garvey Cubs provided courageous service to them all. Maybe there is one religious principle that we all should remember…
Kids “Funtime” Television – Mr. Parsons from Hollywood wants to put his Kids “Funtime” Television Network on television channels all over Africa. But when Mr. Parson’s daughter Carrie meets the Garvey Cubs in Africa, she learns something valuable from them that she should have learned at home.
Cuba Colors – The Africans who escaped the Spanish slave plantations in Cuba were always finding new ways to help free their brothers and sisters still trapped on those plantations. When one of the Garvey Cubs was caught and enslaved, he learned that the Africans never forgot the beauty of African colors…or the beauty of fire!
More China – The Garvey Cubs visited China. When they toured the Presidential Palace in Bejing, they saw lots of maps from every part of the world – except Africa! The Cubs knew something was wrong, so they secretly brought some of the maps back home to Africa and studied them. And guess what they found out??
Susu – There are so many sheep in the market that the young boys keep losing track of them! They have tried everything to solve this problem! The Garvey Cubs help by showing that sheep are smarter than you think!
West Siiieeedde!! (West Side) – When the Marcus Garvey Cubs reach this place, two boys are having a vicious fight about, well…umm…designer clothes. A huge rap concert is coming up, so the Cubs find a way to meet the rapper who is headlining the concert (and has the popular clothing line). He’s rude to the Cubs, but then something happens…
Kilwa – When the Garvey Cubs and their Kilwa friends decide to play music in the Kilwa Music Festival, they never have a chance to practice with or even meet the singers who will perform with them! This could be a disaster, unless someone flies in to help!
Xhosa – Old Toonga the elephant has always been the best storyteller around. But he is getting old and losing his voice. Can the Cubs keep his voice alive for the Xhosa animals to enjoy?
Holes in the Ground – When people outside of Africa take gold, diamonds, oil, “coltan”, and other riches from African mines, the people who live there are still poor, and even made sick by the mining. The Garvey Cubs call on their African ancestors to help “turn the table”.
South City – Some local gang-bangers have been bothering young students walking home from school. One day, they stop the Garvey Cubs and steal one of their computers, so they could sell it for money! They check the computer to make sure that it works…and, wow, does it work!!
Whose Lives Matter? – Young white American men begin to disappear all over the nation, and no one knows why! The Garvey Cubs study the problem, and figure it out. When these young men finally do show up, where they show up is even a bigger problem! Will the world take Karinda’s advice??
"The average story is between 15 and 20 minutes. We have intentionally made them a little longer than our children are used to. Our children are of the "video game" and "rapid action" generation, so chances are, their minds may drift when first listening to a long story (especially younger ones). Don't be discouraged! Be patient and use techniques like:
- Stopping the story part way (before attention wanes) and discussing what they heard or liked or predict will come next, then continue; or
- Having them listen 30 minutes before bedtime, and tell them they can stay up a few minutes longer to talk about the story (children love excuses for delaying bedtime!) Mainly, be patient. It won't take long for their minds to strengthen to a higher level of concentration.
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