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    A Friendship for Today

    A Friendship for Today

    by Patricia C. McKissack

    Rosemary, one of the first African American students to enroll in an all-white school, forges some unlikely new friendships. "A real, at times raw, tale."—Publishers Weekly starred review Mature content

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Nzingha

Warrior Queen of Matamba

Author: Patricia C. McKissack

Series: Royal Diaries

Interest Level:
6-8

Lexile Framework:
750L

Grade Level Equivalent:
5.9

Age:
9-12

Genre:
Diaries and Journals

Subject:
Leadership and Responsibility, Africa, Women's History and Experience, Early African Empires, Monarchy and Royalty

About This Book

This fictional diary presents the story of thirteen-year-old Nzingha, a 16th-century West African princess who loves to hunt and hopes to someday lead her kingdom against invading Portuguese slave traders.

"Nzingha...was born in a land in which women were predestined to be subservient to men's whims. Nzingha, however, broke that rule and, following her father's footsteps, became a leader after his death... [T]he author's use of time lines, seasons, and actual place names makes the story believable and interesting... The maps, photos, glossary, illustrations, and genealogical trees enhance the presentation." — School Library Journal

About the Author

Patricia C. McKissack has written over one hundred books about the African-American experience, on her own and in collaboration with Fredrick L. McKissack. Before becoming a full-time writer, Patricia McKissack worked as a teacher and then as an editor of children's books.


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