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    The Royal Diaries: Cleopatra

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    Established Dear America author Kristiana Gregory kicks off the Royal Diaries with the captivating story of young Cleopatra's tumultuous life. Daughter of King Ptolemy Autletes, Pharaoh of Egypt, Cleopatra lives a life filled with opulence and mystery.

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    Messy Bessey and the Birthday Overnight

    Messy Bessey and the Birthday Overnight

    by Fredrick McKissack;Patricia C. McKissack and Dana Regan

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    •     Familiar ideas, objects, actions, and vocabulary
    •     Simple, short sentences
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    •     Meets Reading First funding requirements

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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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