Africa is where the first people were born. It has many resources, from diamonds to corn. The book is a bright-coloured, quick rhyming journey through the lives of history makers: billionaire businessman Reginald Lewis, Harlem Renaissance novelist Zora Neale Hurston, entertainment powerhouse Oprah Winfrey, and others leap from the pages. Skip along with places, events, and inventions significant to the black experience. Craig Thompson tells their stories in kid-speak, with carefully chosen words that summarise their contributions. And the backdrop for his words is the toasty hues and primary colours of illustrator Roger James. This unique guide is finally in paperback!
Craig Thompson is a father and attorney in Baltimore, Maryland. He is president of Thompson Communications, an educational consulting firm, and he speaks throughout the country to young people on topics like leadership, goal setting, and self-esteem. The Baltimore Business Journal named Thompson as one of 40 emerging leaders under the age of 40 in the state.