Mansa Musa

Mansa Musa

The Lion of Mali

Book - 2001
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When an evening celebration in his village is disrupted by the cries of slave raiders, young Kankan Musa runs to find his spear, but in a moment he is taken. Suddenly, the world he has known is gone. Is he to be a slave? Or will destiny carry this son of a proud people to a different future?
Caldecott Medalists Leo and Diane Dillon capture the grandeur of Africa's ancient empires, lands, and people in stunning paintings as this richly imagined tale of the boyhood of Mansa Musa, one of Mali's most celebrated kings, carries us across the continent on a triumphant journey of self-discovery.
Publisher: San Diego : Gulliver Books, c2001
ISBN: 9780152003753
0152003754
Branch Call Number: P BUR
Characteristics: [56] p. : col. ill., col. map
Additional Contributors: Dillon, Diane
Dillon, Leo

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LookSeeTry Jul 02, 2015

This book is absolutely beautiful. It is a great tool to start conversations about what it means to grow up and discover who you really are.

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