African Heroes

African Heroes

Book - 2005
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Inspiring stories of the greatest heroes of Africa, from Imhotep to Nelson Mandela
This lively collection of profiles brings African heroes to life for young readers. It features fascinating stories of the heroes of ancient Africa (including Hatshepsut, the first woman to rule Egypt), of the empire-building era (including Yusuf, an Almoravid Muslim who established the city of Marrakesh in Morocco), of the struggle against European incursion (including Nzingha, queen of Angola, who fought several wars against the Portuguese), and of the twentieth century (including Haile Selassie, King of Ethiopia, who modernized the country and championed the decolonization of Africa).
Jim Haskins (New York, NY) has written more than 100 nonfiction books for young readers. He is a Professor of English at the University of Florida, Gainesville, and winner of numerous awards, including The Washington Post Children's Book Guild Award and the Coretta Scott King Book Award.
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, c2005
ISBN: 9780471466727
0471466727 (acid-free paper)
Branch Call Number: Y920.06 HAS
Characteristics: iv, 163 p. : ill. ; 25 cm

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