KRIK KRAK! Trinidad & Tobago

An authentic BackPax audiojourney for kids 8+ (grades 3-6).    Share the music, the storytelling, and fun of Trinidad carnival!  Lend-hand at sea,  Hear from a pen-pal.  Recorded on-location in Trinidad & Tobago.  

30-minute downloadable MP3




An authentic BackPax audiojourney for kids 8+ (grades 4-8).  Follow the  trail of Mexican culture  from ancient to modern times at Mexico’s National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia) in a city built in the middle of a lake.  

* 30-minute downloadable MP3

* illustrated listening guide

* downloadable DIY poster



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this month's featured artist: Hale Woodruff


STEAL AWAY: Escape to Freedom on the Underground Railroad

Authentic BackPax experience for kids 8+ (grades 4-8).  History comes to life with this inspired board game, book, and audio set. 

Do you have what it takes to escape to freedom aboard the Underground Railroad and then help rescue others?  

Board game, book & audio set available for home, school, and library use.


$49.95 & up  

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STEAL AWAY: select format

In 1939 Atlanta-based artist Hale Woodruff painted a series of murals for Talladega College, one of the oldest HBCUs (historically Black colleges and universities) in the United States.  Three murals commemorate the centennial of the historic Amistad Revolt of 1839. Three more celebrate the building of Talladega’s Savery Library.  Now, these six murals – restored by the High Museum of Art - are back home  and on exhibit at Talladega.

​Dear Friends, Fellow Parents and Educators,

Welcome to the wonderful world of BackPax. ​​  Continuing our celebration of  HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH, this month's feature is all about surprises.  I know I was and I think you'll be equally surprised as well.

TO BEGIN:    Discover these 5 Surprising Facts you'll want to know -- and share with kids in celebration of Chicano and Latino history and culture. 

THEN:  Explore the Treasures of Ancient MexicoThis month's featured selection is a triple treat:  Authentic MP3 AudioJourney recorded on-location in Mexico.  Illustrated companion Listening Guide.  And, a souvenir: Do-It-Yourself poster.    

BackPax, our name means a lot.  For travel and adventure, think of a backpack . . . For a commitment to children and their world, think pax, Latin for peace. 

Janus Adams

* Harambee, a KiSwahili chant, means "let's all pull together!"​