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TREEHOUSE and the LA Public Library Present: TRACEY BAPTISTE, author of AFRICAN ICONS

Join the LA Public Library and Punk Rock Marthas in the Skylight Treehouse for a conversation with Tracey Baptiste!

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African Icons: Ten People Who Shaped History (Algonquin Young Readers)

Meet the ten remarkable kings, queens, inventors, scholars, and visionaries who changed 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, 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.

Praise for African Icons:

"In African Icons: Ten People Who Shaped History, Baptiste engages in the hard work of unveiling the myths about the African continent to young readers. She pieces together the stories of ten people in a continent that fueled the world. 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

"Readers will be fascinated by the lives of these icons and gain a real appreciation of Africa’s underrepresented place in world history."
Booklist

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. Visit her online at traceybaptiste.com and on Twitter: @TraceyBaptiste.

Event date: 
Saturday, October 23, 2021 - 11:00am
Event address: 
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
African Icons: Ten People Who Shaped History Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781616209001
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Algonquin Young Readers - October 19th, 2021