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African icons : ten people who shaped history  Cover Image Book Book

African icons : ten people who shaped history / Tracey Baptiste ; illustrated by Hillary D. Wilson.

Baptiste, Tracey, (author.). Wilson, Hillary D., (illustrator.).


"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"-- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781616209001
  • ISBN: 1616209003
  • Physical Description: xiii, 160 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Young Readers, an imprint of Algonquin Books of Chapeel Hill , 2021.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 143-156) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
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.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 9-12. Algonquin Young Readers.
Grades 4-6. Algonquin Young Readers.
Subject: Africa > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Africa > Kings and rulers > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Africa > History > Juvenile literature.
Kings and rulers > Juvenile literature.
Africa > Kings and rulers.
Africa > History.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / Africa.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / Ancient.
Genre: Biographies.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
East Grand Forks Campbell Library J NF HISTORY -Africa - BAPTISTE 2021 (Text) 520730 Junior Nonfiction Available -

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