Africana: An Encyclopedia of an Amazing Continent
by Kim Chakanetsa & Mayowa Alabi (illustrator)
With the exception of Ancient Egypt, teaching about Africa in schools around the world tends to be sparse. It often seems that little thought is given to the diversity of the continent and its 54 countries, so this information book for kids is extremely welcome. At 96 pages it doesn’t go into depth, but there are two-page spreads for each region (North, East, Central, West and South) about topics such as history, people and culture, wildlife and landscapes, and famous individuals. There are also chapters on Global Africa and how Africa has influenced the rest of the world.