Africa Is Not a Country

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Africa Is Not a Country
Author: Knight, Margy Burns
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Time Period: Modern Age
Time Frame: 2000
Geographic Area: Africa
Country: Various
Topics: African Continent
Genre: Non Fiction
Reading Age: Lower Elementary
Format: Picture Book
Published: 2002

World History > Modern Age > 2000s

Africa is not a country.

From the tiny island nations of Comoros, Seychelles, and S o Tom and Pr ncipe, to its largest country (Sudan), Africa is the only continent with land in all four hemispheres. Unlike any other continent, it is divided into two almost equal lengths by the equator, and it is nearly as wide as it is long.

Enter into the daily life of children in the many countries of modern Africa. Countering stereotypes, Africa Is Not a Country celebrates the extraordinary diversity of this vibrant continent as experienced by children at home, at school, at work, and at play.

The title says it all. Instead of the 'vanishing tribes' view of one Africa with tourists from different countries photographing the animals and primitive people, this informative picture book celebrates the diversity of the 53 nations that make up the continent today... readers will want to go on from here to explore in depth particular countries that interest them. The essential differences and connections are here. --Booklist

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