Friday, April 2, 2021

It All Started in Africa by Suzanne Bowman Williams - Book Tour & Review

Children’s African History, Children’s Books, Multicultural Biographies

Date Published: Jan 5, 2021

Publisher: Lucid Books Publishing

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History comes to amazing life in this narrative based on true events. It All Started in Africa takes young children on a journey through generations of African Americans over the course of history. Children will gain a better understanding of African American history as they engage with discussion questions. They will be challenged to make life better for themselves and for the people around them. Join in with exciting, interactive experience all the way to its surprising finale!

My Review

It All Started in Africa is a wonderful children's book that has lovely illustrations and a melodic, rhyming scheme. It's repetitive, which makes it easy to read for younger children, but older children will find the overall story to be educational and fascinating. They may even find the ending a bit surprising .
I do think the book is a good way to open discussion with older children about history, slavery, freedom/rights, and even different cultures. While younger readers may not quite understand all of that yet, the story is still a helpful introduction for them to come back to when they're older.
I personally thought the glossary and the discussion questions in the back of the book were a nice touch.
Children of all ages and races will benefit from giving this book a read. Parents, educators, guardians... pick this one up for your young reader today!
5 stars!


About the Author

 Suzanne Bowman Williams enjoyed teaching elementary school students in Southern California for over 30 years. There she first presented It All Started in Africa. With a bachelor’s degree in literature and a master’s in counseling/psychology, she is passionate about encouraging, educating, and motivating children through the telling of stories. Suzanne currently lives in Central Arizona with her husband. This is her first children’s book.

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