Boswell presents a special daytime event with New York Times bestselling author Tracey Baptiste, author of The Jumbies series and the forthcoming novel Because of Claudette. For this event, Baptiste will be in conversation with Peace Adzo Medie.
African Icons: Ten People Who Shaped History, with vivid illustrations by Hillary D Wilson, will inspire readers for all ages. It is recommended for readers eight and up.
Kirkus Reviews writes: "What Baptiste accomplishes in only 139 pages of narrative is near miraculous. She lifts the veil intentionally cast over African history, granting readers a veritable feast of information and inspiration." And Booklist offers this recommendation: "Readers will be fascinated by the lives of these icons and gain a real appreciation of Africa's underrepresented place in world history."
Purchase your copy of African Icons at https://www.boswellbooks.com/book/9781616209001 or if you're coordinating a school order, contact Jenny (email@example.com) if you'd like order forms or books drop-shipped to your school.
Tracey Baptiste lived in Trinidad until she was fifteen; she grew up on jumbie stories and fairy tales. She is a New York Times bestselling author of Minecraft: The Crash, and a former teacher who works as a writer and editor.