Africa Is Not a Country

Africa Is Not a Country

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Africa is not a country.

From the tiny island nations of Comoros, Seychelles, and São Tomé and Príncipe, to its largest country, Africa is the only continent with land in all four hemispheres. Unlike any other continent, it is divided into two almost equal lengths by the equator, and it is nearly as wide as it is long.

Enter into the daily life of children in the many countries of modern Africa. Countering stereotypes, Africa Is Not a Country celebrates the extraordinary diversity of this vibrant continent as experienced by children at home, at school, at work, and at play.

The title says it all. Instead of the 'vanishing tribes' view of one Africa with tourists from different countries photographing the animals and primitive people, this informative picture book celebrates the diversity of the 53 nations that make up the continent today. . . readers will want to go on from here to explore in depth particular countries that interest them. The essential differences and connections are here. --Booklist

Author: Mark Melnicove, Margy Burns Knight
Publisher: First Avenue Editions (Tm)
Published: 08/01/2002
Pages: 48
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.44lbs
Size: 11.02h x 8.34w x 0.15d
ISBN: 9780761316473
Audience: Ages 9-12

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 5.3
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 45401 / Africa Is Not a Country