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Africa Is My Home

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Africa Is My Home
Written by Monica Edinger
Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780763676476
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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)
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0763676470 /  9780763676476
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Fiction - Historical / Paperback
age range:
10 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
64 / 7 7/16" x 9 1/16"
grade range:
Grade 5 and up
African American & Black; Historical; Africa;
author’s comments:
Monica Edinger is an educator and reviews children’s books for the New York Times, The Horn Book, and other publications. She began her teaching career as a Peace Corps volunteer in Sierra Leone. Monica Edinger lives and works in New York City.
illustrator’s comments:
Robert Byrd is the illustrator of the Newbery Medal–winning Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! by Laura Amy Schlitz as well as numerous other award-winning books. He lives in Haddonfield, New Jersey.
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