Urbantoons the King of Mali

Rise of Mansa Musa

Author: Urbantoons Inc

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780996669061


Page: 60

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Urbantoons' "The King Of Mali," is a story about the rise of a young African boy named Musa, who grew up humbly in the Mali Empire under King Sundiata. Groomed to be a royal guard for the king, Musa had a bigger dream. His dream was bigger and he lived to be richest king to ever live. Loosely based on a true story, this is a great book for confidence building, overcoming obstacles, and reaching for your goals. Urbantoons', "The King Of Mali" is a beautifully illustrated book with bright and dazzling colors. It will strike any child's imagination and create the ultimate reading experience.

UrbanToons Pinocchio

Author: Urbantoons Publishing

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780996669047


Page: N.A

View: 841

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.

Miami Jackson Gets It Straight

Author: Patricia McKissack,Fredrick McKissack

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780307771674

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 96

View: 5968

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.


The Sahara's Fabled City of Gold

Author: Marq De Villiers,Sheila Hirtle

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart

ISBN: 1551992779

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 7389

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 Global Atlantic

1400 to 1900

Author: Christoph Strobel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317525515

Category: History

Page: 196

View: 8022

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.

Teacher's Guide for World History Societies of the Past

Author: Linda McDowell,Marilyn Mackay

Publisher: Portage & Main Press

ISBN: 9781553790624

Category: World history

Page: 442

View: 4237

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)

Prisoner of Love

Author: Jean Genet,Barbara Bray

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 9781590170281

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 430

View: 9506

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.

All Music Guide to Jazz

The Experts' Guide to the Best Jazz Recordings

Author: Michael Erlewine

Publisher: Backbeat Books

ISBN: 9780879305307

Category: Jazz

Page: 1378

View: 2144

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.

Mansa Musa

Ruler of Ancient Mali

Author: Peggy Pancella

Publisher: Capstone Classroom

ISBN: 9781403437112

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 8620

This book presents an overview of Mansa Musa's life, as well as his influence on history and the world.


Celebrating the End of Slavery

Author: Janey Levy

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9780823964000

Category: History

Page: 24

View: 1768

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Mansa Musa

The Lion of Mali

Author: Khephra Burns

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780152003753

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 56

View: 526

A fictional account of the nomadic wanderings of the boy who grew up to become Mali's great fourteenth-century leader, Mansa Musa.

Africa from the Twelfth to the Sixteenth Century

Author: Djibril Tamsir Niane,Unesco. International Scientific Committee for the Drafting of a General History of Africa

Publisher: UNESCO

ISBN: 9231017101

Category: Africa

Page: 751

View: 6574

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.


A West African Epic of the Mande Peoples

Author: David C. Conrad,Djanka Tassey Condé

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9780872206977

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 8375

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

Timbuktu and the Songhay Empire

Al-Saʿdi's Taʾrīkh Al-Sūdān Down to 1613, and Other Contemporary Documents

Author: John O. Hunwick

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004128224

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

View: 1512

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.

Patience, Princess Catherine

A Young Royals Book

Author: Carolyn Meyer

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547971087

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 208

View: 7515

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.

The Way We Wore

Black Style Then

Author: Michael McCollom

Publisher: Glitterati Incorporated

ISBN: 0977753115

Category: Design

Page: 176

View: 1270

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.