Africa Is Not A CountryBy
Written By Margy Burns Knight
Illustrated By Anne Sibley O’Brien
Africa is a broad and diverse land. This book shares short vignettes of how life is different in 53 countries that make up the African continent.
Bright illustrations share everyday activities such as going to school on a busy street in Cairo, practicing a traditional dance in Nigeria, children drawing their impressions of the war in Rwanda and kids dreaming of being professional runners in Kenya. Although it’s hard to compress so many traditions and cultures into a short title aimed at young readers, this book is a welcome starting point to explore the diversity of the continent in a way that encourages the reader to want to learn more.
Demonstrates the diversity of the African continent by describing daily life in some of its fifty-three nations.