African Icons Ten People Who Shaped History

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african icons tracey baptiste

Meet ten real-life kings, queens, inventors, scholars, and visionaries who lived in Africa thousands of years ago and changed the world. 

Black history began long ago with the many cultures and people of the African continent.

Through portraits of ten heroic figures, author Tracey Baptiste takes readers on a journey across Africa to meet some of the great leaders and thinkers whose vision built a continent and shaped the world.

Illustrator Hillary D. Wilson’s brilliant portraits accompany each profile, along with vivid, information-filled landscapes, maps, and graphics for readers to pore over and return to again and again.  ---from the publisher

176 pages                                978-1616209001                        Ages 8-12

Keywords:  biography, heroes,  leadership, world history, royalty, African American author, diversity, diverse books, Diversity: Self Image, Social Studies Curriculum, African history, Africa, 8 year old, 9 year old, 10 year old, 11 year old, 12 year old, multicultural, narrative nonfiction

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