Our Story Starts in Africa

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Product Details
Price
$18.99  $17.66
Publisher
Harry N. Abrams
Publish Date
Pages
40
Dimensions
11.1 X 9.61 X 0.41 inches | 1.05 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781419760228

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About the Author
Patrice Lawrence is an award-winning writer. Her debut YA novel, Orangeboy, won the Bookseller YA Prize and the Waterstones Prize for Older Children's Fiction and was shortlisted for the Costa Children's Book Award. Lawrence was born in Brighton, UK, raised in an Italian-Trinidadian family in mid-Sussex, and now lives on the south coast of England. Jeanetta Gonzales is a Los Angeles-based designer and illustrator. She describes herself as a free-spirited artist who loves nature. For her, the imperfect is beautiful. Using a combination of paint, inks, and digital illustration, Gonzales evokes happiness, energy, inspiration, and positivity through her love of drawing plants, women, flowers, and lettering phrases.
Reviews
**STARRED REVIEW**
"An informative, visually rich picture book that personalizes African history and entices readers to learn more." --Kirkus Reviews
"Lawrence does a fantastic job of blending a fiction story with nonfiction facts for children, gently introducing lessons on colonialism, slavery, and cultural pride. The illustrations' vivid colors bring the island setting to life, while sepia tones define the historic scenes from Tante Janet's story."--Booklist