African icons : ten people who shaped history

Published 2022
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"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. Black history begins thousands of years ago with the many cultures and people of the African continent. Through portraits of ten heroic figures--from Menes, the first ruler to be called Pharaoh, to Queen Idia, a sixteenth-century power broker, visionary, and diplomat--this rich and thrilling nonfiction text goes back many millennia to introduce readers to the underrepresented stories of Black history and Black excellence. 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."-- Provided by publisher.

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Toronto : Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press, 2022.
xiii, 159 pages : colour illustrations, colour maps ; 24 cm
Originally published: Chapel Hill, NC : Algonquin Young Readers, 2021.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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
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.
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