Africa Is Not a Country, 2nd Edition

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Pub Date 02 Aug 2022 | Archive Date 30 Jun 2022
Lerner Publishing Group, Millbrook Press ™

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  • Diverse Books: Celebrating Differences
  • Diverse Books: Race & Ethnicity
  • SEL: C Social Awareness
  • Diverse Books: Celebrating Differences
  • Diverse Books: Race & Ethnicity
  • SEL: C Social Awareness

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Title also available as a library bound $27.99 (978-1-7284-6038-3).

Title also available as a library bound $27.99 (978-1-7284-6038-3).


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I am embarrassed to admit that I didn't know that there are 54 countries in Africa, each with varying cultures and practices until I was college age. As an elementary school teacher, I try to find out the best way to show my students this. This book is a second edition of the book published in 2000. It was a wonderful introduction to the varying countries, practices, and languages in Africa. It is not presented as a country-by-country guide. Rather, it follows children from various cultures from morning to evening time. There are bits of different countries' languages on each page. I would have loved a pronunciation of each word to help educate me, as well as the children. I do also want to point out that it is unclear if the authors are from any of the countries mentioned in the book. There is no author mentioned that seems to have any cultural roots in these countries. I think it's a read-aloud that can be used in the classroom as a teaching point.


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Wonderful book to introduce children to the diverse and beautiful continent of Africa and all the countries in it. Good for reading to older children who can sit for longer picture books.

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This book is immediately going on my shelf. It's a beautiful text that highlights the diversity of Africa and reminds all of us that Africa is not a monolith. I can't wait to give it to our students -- many of whom don't find themselves represented in books. I also reminds me to call others in when we are talking about the continent -- to push for specificity.

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This book is amazing! It is a wonderful way to educate kids about the cultural diversity in Africa! Africa is the most diverse continent in the world, with about 3000 different ethnic groups. This book does a great job of highlighting the different countries within Africa, and I loved how they incorporated words from different languages and included flags from different countries at the beginning and end of the book. I think this is a good book for older elementary school kids.

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This books is really incredible. I would say it would be better suited for older kids because there is a lot of text on each page. I would buy this book for my 7-year-old and 9-year-old. I actually just explained to my 7-year-old a few days ago that Africa is a continent. Each page of this book takes you through a typical day in the life of a child in a different country in Africa. The end has a list of every African country and important facts about that country.

This book would be a great addition to the social studies classes of older elementary age children. I would love to see it at my kids’ school. Thank you to Millbrook Press and Netgalley for this digital ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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This book was so cute and informative. Even though it was a children's book it is a good book for adults to read to get a quick education on Africa. I thought the writing was well done. I loved all of the illustrations. I liked how each country represented something different and showed how each are different and unique in its own ways. I also enjoyed the diversity throughout the book. I think this book would be great for teachers and to have in school libraries for children to check out.

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This lovely children's book achieves its goal of introducing children to the vast diversity of African nations, and it teaches readers that it is inappropriate to lump all 53 of these unique nations together. I found the art to be beautiful and though this was a very superficial survey of life in various countries, it does achieve its goal.

Thank you to the author, publisher, and NetGalley for the eARC in exchange for my honest review.

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