This unique story lyrically fills an obvious hole in picture books, animating a powerful figure and showing children that they can achieve their dreams, literal or metaphorical, through perseverance.
An excellent, informative tale of an African queen for readers of all ages.
It’s rare to find stories set in ancient Africa, particularly those that are written by #ownvoices authors. (Aire grew up in Benin City.) Both the imaginative, fast-paced text and detailed illustrations will engage children with this 500 year old history.