Reviewed by Patricia Kuntz
Africa is Not a Country is perhaps the first picture book about the African continent to respectfully present the diversity of people living in its 53 countries. Heretofore, few publishers have collaborated with an African studies center to produce an accurate, objective presentation. Finally, these authors have created a book that explicitly describes and illustrates the multi-dimensions of the continent.
The cover illustration is an indication of the contents. It shows elementary-school-aged children from various countries dressed in assorted apparel in an apparent declaration that they are not one nationality, race, or religion. Continue reading.
Africa Is Not a Country by Margy Burns Knight, Mark Melnicove
Illustrator: Anne Sibley O'Brien
Published by First Avenue Editions on January 1st 2002
Reading Level: Grades 1-2, Grades 3-5
Review Source: Africa Access
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Publisher's Synopsis: Demonstrates the diversity of the African continent by describing daily life in some of its fifty-three nations.