Africa Is My Home
A Child of the Amistad
author: Monica Edinger
illustrator: Robert Byrd
Inspired by a true account, here is the compelling story of a child who arrives in America on the slave ship Amistad—and eventually makes her way home to Africa. Narrated in a remarkable first-person voice, this fictionalized book of memories of a real-life figure retells history through the eyes of a child. Lush, full-color illustrations by Robert Byrd, plus archival photographs and documents, bring an extraordinary journey to life.
“A remarkable story of resilience, faith, and hope.” — School Library Journal (starred review)