Tracey Baptiste, African Icons: Book Signing

"In African Icons, Baptiste engages in the hard work of unveiling the myths about the African continent to young readers . . . This is a great beginner's guide to pre-colonial Africa."
--Ibram X. Kendi, National Book Award-winning author of Stamped from the Beginning and How to Be an Antiracist

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.
Event date: 
Sunday, October 24, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Event address: 
54 Fairfield Street
Watchung Plaza
Montclair, NJ 07042
African Icons: Ten People Who Shaped History Cover Image
ISBN: 9781616209001
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - October 19th, 2021

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By Tracey Baptiste, Amber Ren (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062970817
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Published: Balzer + Bray - September 21st, 2021

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ISBN: 9781616205928
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - April 26th, 2016