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Kings and queens of Southern Africa
Diouf, Sylviane A. (Sylviane Anna), 1952-
Publication Information:
New York : F. Watts, [2000]

Physical Description:
63 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 25 cm.
Surveys historical regions and kingdoms of Southern Africa, with biographies of Nzinga Mbande, Queen of Angola; Shaka, King of the Zulu Nation; and Moshoeshoe, King of the Sotho.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 7.2 1.0 46788.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 9 3 Quiz: 23570 Guided reading level: S.
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Central Library DT1064 .K36 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Throughout the turbulent and often difficult history of the regions in Africa, strong leaders have appeared as rulers of these proud nations. Each book in this series looks at the lives and legacies of some of these memorable kings and queens.

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Booklist Review

Gr. 4^-7. These volumes in a new Watts Library: Africa--Kings and Queens series offer a brief introduction to a few of the major figures in the continent's royal history. In addition to biographical information about each figure, the straightforward, readable text includes boxed insets that add a few very brief facts about colonial rule; apartheid is mentioned in a few paragraphs. Although slim and generalized, the volumes have enough information for report writing. They are enhanced by archival artwork and contemporary photos, with pictures of modern metropolises offering an unromanticized glimpse of the way Africans live today. A glossary and a list of resources conclude, though the organizations and online sites seem geared more to teachers than students. A welcome offering to complement African history units. Gillian Engberg

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