African Icons: Ten People Who Shaped History by Tracey Baptiste
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Meet ten real-life kings, queens, inventors, scholars, and visionaries who lived in Africa thousands of years ago and changed the world.
Black history is a rich and thrilling collection of stories that begins thousands of years ago with the many cultures and people of the African continent. Through portraits of ten heroic figures, bestselling 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.
- Menes: Creator of Dynasties
- Merneith: A Queen Erased
- Imhotep: From Peasant to God
- Aesop: The Wisest Man in the Ancient World
- Hannibal Barca: Unparalleled Military Strategist
- Terence: North African Playwright
- Amanirenas: Warrior, Diplomat, Queen
- Tin Hinan: Founding a City on the Dunes
- Mansa Musa: The Richest Man of All Time
- Queen Idia: Kingmaker
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.
- Publisher : Algonquin Young Readers (October 19, 2021)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 176 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1616209003
- ISBN-13 : 978-1616209001
- Reading age : 10 - 14 years
- Grade level : 5 - 9
- Item Weight : 1.05 pounds
- Dimensions : 6.5 x 0.63 x 9.33 inches