Picture Books

Africa is Not a Country, Second Edition (Revised)

Picture book. By Mark Melnicove and Margy Burns Knight, and illustrated by Anne Sibley O’Brien. 2022. 48 pages.
Updated to include new information and illustrations, this book counters stereotypes and celebrates the extraordinary diversity of the African continent.

Themes: Racism & Racial Identity, World History/Global Studies

Countering stereotypes, Africa Is Not a Country celebrates the extraordinary diversity of this vibrant continent. This edition includes updates to the text, statistics, and illustrations to reflect Africa in the 2020s. [Publisher’s description.]

ISBN: 9781728460390 | Millbrook Press (Tm)

A book every school must have as we emerge into the global village. Gives good insights into Africa’s many cultures, with a balance of the contemporary and traditional that is the way of life now. —Oscar Mokeme, Director, Museum of African Tribal Art, Portland, Maine

Read a review of what Patricia Kuntz calls “a book that explicitly describes and illustrates the multi-dimensions of the continent” at Social Justice Books.

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