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The Dragon, the Thief & the Princess

by Gillian Bradshaw

Award-winning novelist Gillian Bradshaw's exciting fantasy-history tale of a thief, a dragon, a princess, monsters, sorcery, and battles in ancient Africa. Teen fisherman Prahotep is nicknamed "bad-luck" because...


The Story of the Amistad

by Emma Gelders Sterne

Gripping tale of the epic 1839 revolt, aboard the schooner Amistad, of Africans bound for slavery in the New World. Young readers will thrill to the book's "you-are-there" flavor.


Good Fortune

by Noni Carter

Ayanna Bahati lives in a small African village when she is brutally kidnapped, along with her mother and brother, and forced onto a slave ship to America. As Ayanna, renamed Anna, rises from the cotton fields...


The Other Side of Truth

by Beverley Naidoo

Will the truth harm them -- or save them?

When Nigeria's corrupt military government kills their mother, twelve-year-old Sade and her brother Femi think their lives are over. Out of fear for their safety, their...


Out of Shadows

by Jason Wallace

At a boarding school in Zimbabwe, black and white students suffer when one tyranny replaces another after a civil war.


The Storyteller's Beads

by Jane Kurtz

Running for their lives to escape the political upheaval in Ethiopia, two young girls from different faiths form an unlikely friendship.


The Pharaoh Awakes! And Other Stories

by Merv Lambert

Arguably Colin's most exciting and dramatic adventure yet! In Ancient Egypt he foils a plot by the young pharaoh's evil uncle to turn him into a mummy while he is still alive. Colin in the guise of the god Anubis...


The Kingdoms of Central Africa - History of the Ancient World | Children's History Books

by Baby Professor

What were the kingdoms in Central Africa during the ancient times? Read this book to find out today. Reading about the past will help to influence your decisions today. Reading about the lives of the ancient...


Daughters of the Ark

by Anna Morgan

An adventure story based on true events, real characters and legends. This historical-fiction novel features two girls, separated in time by thousands of years, who are forced to leave their homes and make a...


The Unfortunate Son

by Constance Leeds

Kidnapping, family secrets, and adventure on the high seas--perfect for middle grade fans of historical fiction!

What does it mean to be lucky? Luc doesn't really know. He was born with just one ear, his father...


History Of Zambia For Kids: A History Series - Children Explore Histories Of The World Edition

by Baby Professor

Let’s go to Zambia, and learn from what their history would tell us. The good news is, you don’t need a time machine to make that happen. Instead, you can simply open this book and learn. The use of pictures...


History Of Zimbabwe For Kids: A History Series - Children Explore Histories Of The World Edition

by Baby Professor

Zimbabwe is known for its rich culture and traditions. It’s as if time has stopped the moment you step into the country. We captured that moment and turned it into a learning experience through this educational...


All About Africa! About All African States and Peoples

by Baby Professor

Kids, welcome to Africa! This is a great picture book that will take you to the beautiful African states and meet the people who call it home. Learn about the sights and sounds of the place. See the animals...


Africa For Kids: People, Places and Cultures - Children Explore The World Books

by Baby Professor

Africa is a big but very magical place. It is home to some of the world’s most interesting people and animals too. This educational book will take you to Africa. It will let you meet the people, taste the...


My Heart Will Not Sit Down

by Mara Rockliff & Ann Tanksley

When Kedi hears about America's Great Depression from her teacher, her heart will not sit down. Men and women are unable to find work. Children are going hungry. In her teacher's village of New York City, people...


The World Beneath: A Novel

by Janice Warman

South Africa, 1976. Joshua lives with his mother in the maid's room, in the backyard of their wealthy white employers' house in the city by the sea. He doesn't quite understand the events going on around him....


My Africa Vacation

by Ozi Okaro

Five-year-old Arinze and his older sister Cheta wait impatiently for school to end. Mommy and Daddy have told them this year they’re going to visit Africa. Arinze and Cheta have never visited Africa, but they’ve...


Cast Off: The Strange Adventures of Petra de Winter and Bram Broen

by Eve Yohalem

A tale of pirates, mutiny, and friendship on the high seas, perfect for fans of The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle

It’s 1663 and there is an extra passenger on board a Dutch merchant ship setting sail...


The Violent Nile: A Novella on East Africa

by Hari Prasad Shrestha

Inspired by the author's own experiences from his time spent in East Africa, The Violent Nile is a moving account of the hardships faced by the Luo community under the biased and oppressive Bantro regime. It...


Langbourne

by Alan P Landau

Fleeing persecution in Poland in 1879, a young Jewish family settled in England where two brothers begin work in a cigarette factory. After falling upon hard times they migrate to Ireland where the eldest brother...