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.