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Africa Is My Home

By Monica Edinger
Illustrated by Robert Byrd

“A remarkable story of resilience, faith, and hope.” — School Library Journal (starred review)

Inspired by a true account, here is the compelling story of a child who arrives in America on the slave ship Amistad—and eventually makes her way home to Africa. Narrated in a remarkable first-person voice, this fictionalized book of memories of a real-life figure retells history through the eyes of a child. Lush, full-color illustrations by Robert Byrd, plus archival photographs and documents, bring an extraordinary journey to life.

  • Sensitively written and beautifully illustrated retold account of the Amistad incident, from the point of view of one of the child captives.
  • Although the memory book is "fictionalized" it is based on extensive research and accurately depicts all historical events.

About the author

Monica Edinger is an educator and reviews children's books for the New York Times, The Horn Book, and other publications. She began her teaching career as a Peace Corps volunteer in Sierra Leone. Monica Edinger lives and works in New York City.

About the illustrator

Robert Byrd is the illustrator of the Newbery Medal-winning Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! by Laura Amy Schlitz as well as numerous other award-winning books. He lives in Haddonfield, New Jersey.

ISBN: 9780763676476
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: February 1, 2015
Dimensions: 189 x 229mm, 64pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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