The story of America's favorite puppet is now being told in the city of brotherly love. Sonny is an older and wiser puppet maker from Philadelphia who only had one wish in life. Now Pinocchio is alive and Sonny's trying to keep him safe and on the right path in these Philly streets.Pinocchio is a beautifully illustrated story with bright and dazzling colors. This urbanized classic fairy tale will capture children's attention, and ignite their imaginations to create the ultimate reading experience.
Author: Urbantoons Publishing
MIAMI JACKSON CAN’T wait for school to end. But who ever thought five days could be so long? His teacher is leaving for Ghana, his arch-enemy, Destinee Tate, is on his case, and now Miami’s keeping secrets from his best friend, String. Summer can’t come soon enough! From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Patricia McKissack,Fredrick McKissack
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Explores empires of medieval west Africa.
Ghana, Mali, and Songhay
Author: David C. Conrad
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Online version of the 2-volume Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim world, published by Macmillan.
Author: Richard C. Martin
Publisher: MacMillan Reference Library
The first book for general readers about the storied past of one of the world’s most fabled cities. Timbuktu — the name still evokes an exotic, faraway place, even though the city’s glory days are long gone. Unspooling its history and legends, resolving myth with reality, Marq de Villiers and Sheila Hirtle have captured the splendour and decay of one of humankind’s treasures. Founded in the early 1100s by Tuareg nomads who called their camp “Tin Buktu,” it became, within two centuries, a wealthy metropolis and a nexus of the trans-Saharan trade. Salt from the deep Sahara, gold from Ghana, and money from slave markets made it rich. In part because of its wealth, Timbuktu also became a centre of Islamic learning and religion, boasting impressive schools and libraries that attracted scholars from Alexandria, Baghdad, Mecca, and Marrakech. The arts flourished, and Timbuktu gained near-mythic stature around the world, capturing the imagination of outsiders and ultimately attracting the attention of hostile sovereigns who sacked the city three times and plundered it half a dozen more. The ancient city was invaded by a Moroccan army in 1600, beginning its long decline; since then, it has been seized by Tuareg nomads and a variety of jihadists, in addition to enduring a terrible earthquake, several epidemics, and numerous famines. Perhaps no other city in the world has been as golden — and as deeply tarnished — as Timbuktu. Using sources dating deep into Timbuktu’s fabled past, alongside interviews with Tuareg nomads and city residents and officials today, de Villiers and Hirtle have produced a spectacular portrait that brings the city back to life. From the Hardcover edition.
The Sahara's Fabled City of Gold
Author: Marq De Villiers,Sheila Hirtle
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
The Global Atlantic provides a concise, lively overview of the complex and diverse history of the greater Atlantic region from 1400 to 1900. During this period, the lands around the Atlantic basin – Europe, Africa, and the Americas – became deeply interconnected in networks of trade, cultural exchange, and geopolitics that reshaped these regions and the world beyond. In this accessible and engaging text, Christoph Strobel integrates the Atlantic into world history, showing that the Atlantic oceanic system was always interlinked with the rest of globe. From the Mediterranean origins of slave-worked sugar plantations to the Chinese demand for silver from American mines, The Global Atlantic discusses key examples of these connections with clarity, enabling students to understand how existing ideas and incentives shaped the emerging Global Atlantic, and how these Atlantic systems in turn created the world we live in today.
1400 to 1900
Author: Christoph Strobel
World History Teacher's Guide is a comprehensive resource filled with fun, captivating, and thought-provoking hands-on activities.In each chapter, you will find:practical hands-on activating and acquiring/applying activities useful teacher reference notes and organizational techniques vocabulary-building exercises assessment ideas and activities review activities, fun puzzles, engaging word games, and easy-to-prepare games suggested resources for both teachers and students many useful blackline masters (such as activities, maps, and graphic organizers)
Author: Linda McDowell,Marilyn Mackay
Publisher: Portage & Main Press
Category: World history
Follows the late author's experiences and observations as a visitor to an early 1970s Palestinian refugee camp, in a lyrical and philosophical account that offers insight into the Palestinian cause and the Middle Eastern conflict. Original.
Author: Jean Genet,Barbara Bray
Publisher: New York Review of Books
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Lists, rates, and reviews more than 18,000 recordings by 1,740 jazz artists; provides biographies of the artists; and charts the evolution of jazz.
The Experts' Guide to the Best Jazz Recordings
Author: Michael Erlewine
Publisher: Backbeat Books
This book presents an overview of Mansa Musa's life, as well as his influence on history and the world.
Ruler of Ancient Mali
Author: Peggy Pancella
Publisher: Capstone Classroom
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Celebrating the End of Slavery
Author: Janey Levy
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
A fictional account of the nomadic wanderings of the boy who grew up to become Mali's great fourteenth-century leader, Mansa Musa.
The Lion of Mali
Author: Khephra Burns
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Category: Juvenile Fiction
One of UNESCO's most important publishing projects in the last thirty years, the General History of Africa marks a major breakthrough in the recognition of Africa's cultural heritage. Offering an internal perspective of Africa, the eight-volume work provides a comprehensive approach to the history of ideas, civilizations, societies and institutions of African history. The volumes also discuss historical relationships among Africans as well as multilateral interactions with other cultures and continents.
Author: Djibril Tamsir Niane,Unesco. International Scientific Committee for the Drafting of a General History of Africa
A pillar of the West African oral tradition for centuries, this epic traces the adventures and achievements of the Mande hero, Sunjata, as he liberates his people from Sumaworo Kanté, the sorcerer king of Soso, and establishes the great medieval empire of Mali. David Conrad conveys the strong narrative thrust of the Sunjata epic in his presentation of substantial excerpts from his translation of a performance by Djanka Tassey Condé. Readers approaching the epic for the first time will appreciate the translation's highly readable, poetic English as well as Conrad's informative Introduction and notes. Scholars will find the familiar heroes and heroines taking on new dimensions, secondary characters gaining increased prominence, and previously unknown figures emerging from obscurity. "Thanks to his careful editing and translating of Condé's narrative, Conrad offers a highly readable version of the epic that is about a third of its original length. The translation communicates not only the poetic qualities and the essential events of the Sunjata legend but also the master bard's performance values. Thus, this rendering will fascinate those who already know the story and culture and those coming to the epic for the first time. Conrad provides an excellent introduction to Mande oral tradition, the role of the griot, and the Manding belief system. Though he makes no claim for this as the complete scholarly edition, he does provide helpful scholarly notes, a glossary, and a good bibliography. . . . Summing up: Highly recommended." --L. W. Yoder, CHOICE
A West African Epic of the Mande Peoples
Author: David C. Conrad,Djanka Tassey Condé
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
The principal text translated in this volume is the "Ta'rikh Al-sudan" of the 17th-century Timbuktu scholar, 'Abd al-Rahman al-Sadi. The other documents include an English translation of Leo Africanus's description of West Africa and some letters relating to Sa'dian diplomacy.
Al-Saʿdi's Taʾrīkh Al-Sūdān Down to 1613, and Other Contemporary Documents
Author: John O. Hunwick
Category: Social Science
England anxiously awaits Prince Arthur's betrothed--the Spanish princess who will be its future queen. But when Arthur dies not long after the wedding, Catherine of Aragon's fate becomes uncertain. Will the king and Catherine's parents arrange a marriage with Arthur's brother, Henry, or will she return to Spain a widow? Through all this turmoil, the young princess's resolve remains unshaken. She will one day be England's queen . . . no matter how long it takes.
A Young Royals Book
Author: Carolyn Meyer
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Author: John Middleton,Joseph Calder Miller
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
A collection of original photographs featuring black men and women looking their "best" offers a glimpse of black style through decades of the twentieth century.
Black Style Then
Author: Michael McCollom
Publisher: Glitterati Incorporated