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Title:
The Africans
Author:
Green, Jen.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Crabtree, 2000.
Physical Description:
32 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 28 cm.
Summary:
Recounts how Africans were originally brought to North America as slaves and how they eventually flourished in the face of overwhelming prejudice.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 7.2 1.0 36311.
ISBN:
9780778701842

9780778701989
Format :
Book

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Unlike other immigrants who arrived in North America with hopes of a better life, Africans were kidnapped from their homelands and sent over as slaves. Eyewitness accounts help describe how Africans were first brought to North America, how they eventually flourished in the face of overwhelming prejudice, and how their traditions are still celebrated today.


Summary

Unlike other immigrants who arrived in North America with hopes of a better life, Africans were kidnapped from their homelands and sent over as slaves. Eyewitness accounts help describe how Africans were first brought to North America, how they eventually flourished in the face of overwhelming prejudice, and how their traditions are still celebrated today.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-5-These books describe the cultures from which the immigrants came, how and why they left their homelands, their reception and experiences in the United States and Canada, and their contributions to their new homes. They are accessible to a younger audience than the "Immigrant Experience" series (Chelsea) and "Footsteps to America" (Macmillan). Topics are covered in double-page spreads and abundantly illustrated with fascinating full-color or tinted photographs, etchings, drawings, and paintings. Large boxes provide more detailed historical and cultural information, and occasional spreads are devoted to excerpts from personal narratives. Unfortunately, the texts are flawed by broad generalizations and, worse yet, numerous minor errors. The Africans gives the date of the Amistad incident as 1838, instead of 1839, and the date for the firing on Fort Sumter as April 21, 1861, instead of April 12th. The Chinese mixes up yin and yang; and a small map places Hong Kong, Los Angeles, and Vancouver hundreds of miles inland. Overall, an attractive format but the completed packages are disappointing.-Diane S. Marton, Arlington County Library, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-5-These books describe the cultures from which the immigrants came, how and why they left their homelands, their reception and experiences in the United States and Canada, and their contributions to their new homes. They are accessible to a younger audience than the "Immigrant Experience" series (Chelsea) and "Footsteps to America" (Macmillan). Topics are covered in double-page spreads and abundantly illustrated with fascinating full-color or tinted photographs, etchings, drawings, and paintings. Large boxes provide more detailed historical and cultural information, and occasional spreads are devoted to excerpts from personal narratives. Unfortunately, the texts are flawed by broad generalizations and, worse yet, numerous minor errors. The Africans gives the date of the Amistad incident as 1838, instead of 1839, and the date for the firing on Fort Sumter as April 21, 1861, instead of April 12th. The Chinese mixes up yin and yang; and a small map places Hong Kong, Los Angeles, and Vancouver hundreds of miles inland. Overall, an attractive format but the completed packages are disappointing.-Diane S. Marton, Arlington County Library, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.