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African icons : ten people who shaped history

Author: Tracey Baptiste; Hillary D Wilson
Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Young Readers, an imprint of Algonquin Books of Chapeel Hill , 2021. ©2021
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : English : First editionView all editions and formats
"Full-color portraits illustrate the stories of ten people--rulers, educators, inventors, scholars, and explorers--who helped shape the African continent and the world from ancient times through the tumultuous sixteenth century"--

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tracey Baptiste; Hillary D Wilson
ISBN: 9781616209001 1616209003
OCLC Number: 1242021999
Target Audience: Ages 9-12.; Grades 4-6.
Description: xiii, 160 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: When Africa Fueled the World --
The Sahara Yawns: Menes: Creator of Dynasties --
Merneith: A Queen Erased --
The Dawn of Egypt: Imhotep: From Peasant to God --
Metal Bonds --
Nature as Character: Aesop: The Wisest Man in the Ancient World --
Across the Waves: Hannibal Barca: Unparalleled Military Strategist --
Terence: North African Playwright --
Amanirenas: Warrior, Diplomat, Queen --
Where Few Dared to Tread: Tin Hinan: Founding a City on the Dunes --
Across the Golden Sand: Mansa Musa: The Richest Man of All Time --
The Catalan Atlas --The Power of the Griot --
Libraries in the Sand --
The Winds Change: Queen Idia: Kingmaker --
Culture Lost --
Author's note --
Source notes --
Bibliography --
Index --
Designer's Note.
Responsibility: Tracey Baptiste ; illustrated by Hillary D. Wilson.


In a richly designed work with maps, portraits, and graphics throughout, the award-winning author of the Jumbies series shows readers this underrepresented side of Black history and Black excellence.  Read more...


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