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Books To Inspire & Empower Children

African History For Kids

Inspire and empower children with stories of heroes and heroines who look like them! Nurture their self-discovery and confidence with tales that celebrate their heritage.

Introduce them to the vibrant and rich African history, a legacy that began well before colonization.

Idia of the Benin Kingdom
Idia of the Benin Kingdom
Idia of the Benin Kingdom
Idia of the Benin Kingdom
Idia of the Benin Kingdom
Idia of the Benin Kingdom
Idia of the Benin Kingdom
Idia of the Benin Kingdom
Idia of the Benin Kingdom
Idia of the Benin Kingdom
Idia of the Benin Kingdom
Idia of the Benin Kingdom
Idia of the Benin Kingdom
Idia of the Benin Kingdom

Idia of the Benin Kingdom

Embark on an adventure with Idia, a young dreamer who transforms from a warrior's daughter into the legendary Queen of the Benin Kingdom, inspiring limitless dreams in every young heart.

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Idia of the Benin Kingdom introduces young readers to the story of Queen Idia of the ancient Kingdom of Benin. Discover the journey of a young heroine who saw her future in a dream and works her way to becoming one of the most well-loved, praised, and successful queens of the African Kingdom of Benin.

**Winner Best Book for Young Kids - Children's Africana Book Awards**
*Finalist Wishing Shelf Book Award 2020*
*Kidsshelf Book Cover Award Winner 2020*
*Reader's Favourite 5 stars*

 Target Reading ages: 4 - 12

ISBN: 978-1-7771179-0-0


Binding: Hardcover

Page Count: 40

Shipping from: The United States and Canada

Delivery Estimate: 7 days

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$24.99
Njinga of Ndongo and Matamba
Njinga of Ndongo and Matamba

Njinga of Ndongo and Matamba

Sail into the adventure of Njinga, a young princess in ancient Africa who battles her brother's jealousy and Portuguese invaders, rising as a fearless, diplomatic queen to protect her kingdoms.

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This book follows the story of a renowned African legend named Queen Njinga and serves to teach the historical truth behind her inspirational story in a way that is relatable to today's kids.⁠


Queen Anna Njinga (circa 1581-1663) of Angola:

  • Fought against the slave trade and European influence,
  • Is known for being an astute diplomat and visionary military leader, and
  • Resisted Portuguese invasion for 30 years. 

ISBN: 978-1-7771179-5-5

Target Reading ages: 4 - 12

Binding: Hardcover

Page Count: 40

Shipping from: The United States and Canada

Delivery Estimate: 7 days

Postal Service Used: USPS (tracking provided)


$24.99
Imhotep of Ancient Kemet
Imhotep of Ancient Kemet
Imhotep of Ancient Kemet
Imhotep of Ancient Kemet
Imhotep of Ancient Kemet
Imhotep of Ancient Kemet
Imhotep of Ancient Kemet
Imhotep of Ancient Kemet
Imhotep of Ancient Kemet
Imhotep of Ancient Kemet
Imhotep of Ancient Kemet
Imhotep of Ancient Kemet

Imhotep of Ancient Kemet

Join young Imhotep as he transforms from a curious child into Ancient Egypt's celebrated architect, healer and genius, shaping pyramids and medicine, and leaving a legacy that still awes today.

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Over 4,000 years ago, in ancient Egypt, a young boy named Imhotep was born. From a  young age, he excelled and quickly became known as a genius. 

Imhotep had the ability to see through difficult problems and was often trying new techniques and experiments. He had many talents, and as an architect, Imhotep designed the step pyramid at Sakkara—one of the most incredible structures in ancient history. The step pyramid still stands strong today. 

In the pages of this book, you'll discover the Egypt known to Imhotep, as he grows from a curious young man into one of the most successful, intelligent, and well-known men in ancient Egypt.

**2023 Best Stem Book - National Science Teaching Association**

Target Reading ages: 4 - 12

ISBN: 978-1-7771179-9-3


Binding: Hardcover

Page Count: 44

Shipping from: The United States and Canada

Delivery Estimate: 7 days

Postal Service Used: USPS (tracking provided)

$24.99
Sunjata of the Mande Empire
Sunjata of the Mande Empire
Sunjata of the Mande Empire
Sunjata of the Mande Empire
Sunjata of the Mande Empire
Sunjata of the Mande Empire
Sunjata of the Mande Empire
Sunjata of the Mande Empire
Sunjata of the Mande Empire
Sunjata of the Mande Empire

Sunjata of the Mande Empire

Dive into Sunjata's 700-year-old epic, from doubted youth to revered king, overcoming obstacles to forge the magnificent Mandé Empire with bravery, wisdom, empathy, and a deep compassion for his people.

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It had been foretold that Sunjata would become king. However, many doubted he had the skills to fulfill the prophecy.

This story is an adaptation of an epic poem that has been told by jali poets since the 13th century. It tells of a young boy overcoming self-doubt and becoming the founder of the Mandé Empire, one of the richest empires in African and Malian history.

Sunjata's story is one of perseverance, resilience, and a commitment to the rights of people.


    ISBN: 978-1-7782502-0-0 

    Target Reading ages: 4 - 12

    Binding: Hardcover

    Page Count: 40

    Shipping from: The United States and Canada

    Delivery Estimate: 7 days

    Postal Service Used: USPS (tracking provided)

    $24.99
    Idia of the Benin Kingdom: Workbook
    Idia of the Benin Kingdom: Workbook
    Idia of the Benin Kingdom: Workbook
    Idia of the Benin Kingdom: Workbook
    Idia of the Benin Kingdom: Workbook
    Idia of the Benin Kingdom: Workbook
    Idia of the Benin Kingdom: Workbook
    Idia of the Benin Kingdom: Workbook

    Idia of the Benin Kingdom: Workbook

    Unleash creativity, learning, and adventure with Queen Idia's coloring and activity book! Imagine ancient Benin's splendors, develop skills, and dive deep into a rich cultural history made fun for kids.

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    Accompanying Coloring and Activity Book for the Idia of the Benin Kingdom picture book.

    The coloring and activity book for kids covers ancient African history by introducing children to uniquely creative worksheets.

    • Inspire Imagination by bringing Queen Idia’s story to life like never before as kids picture what her life may have been like.
    • Get Truly Creative by exploring shape, color and developing the fine motor skills that are important to help allow children to express themselves in a way that stimulates their imagination and creativity.
    • Explore an ancient city with a rich history and culture.
    • Embrace History in a truly creative way by making it fun.


    $19.99
    Njinga of Ndongo and Matamba: Workbook
    Njinga of Ndongo and Matamba: Workbook
    Njinga of Ndongo and Matamba: Workbook
    Njinga of Ndongo and Matamba: Workbook
    Njinga of Ndongo and Matamba: Workbook
    Njinga of Ndongo and Matamba: Workbook
    Njinga of Ndongo and Matamba: Workbook
    Njinga of Ndongo and Matamba: Workbook

    Njinga of Ndongo and Matamba: Workbook

    Journey through Africa's heart with Queen Njinga's coloring book! Spark imagination with 48 pages of history, art, and fun, learning about legendary rulers and cultures in a creatively engaging way.

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    Accompanying Coloring and Activity Book to the Njinga of Ndongo and Matamba picture book.

    Accompanying coloring and activity book to the Njinga of Ndongo and Matamba picture book. Njinga of Ndongo and Matamba follows the story of a renowned African legend named Queen Njinga and serves to teach the historical truth behind her inspirational story in a way that is relatable to today's kids.

    Created with input from educators and subject matter experts, this unique coloring book is the perfect way to introduce children ages 4 to 13 to the incredible culture of Africa. Filled with over 48 pages of educational content covering ancient African history, young readers are encouraged to learn more about African rulers, art, and facts.

    On every page, you’ll find new exercises, challenges, and creative tasks that will spark imaginations while providing a way to learn about Africa's rich history and culture.

    This workbook is perfect for teachers and parents who want to provide Afro-centric educational and engaging activities to kids.

    $19.99
    African History Workbook
    African History Workbook
    African History Workbook
    African History Workbook
    African History Workbook
    African History Workbook
    African History Workbook
    African History Workbook
    African History Workbook
    African History Workbook
    African History Workbook
    African History Workbook

    African History Workbook

    Embark on a 40-week journey through Africa's history in our Digital eBook. Kids will explore ancient times to present, unlocking the secrets of a continent that has influenced the world.

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    Our Ancestories African History Curriculum is a 40-week workbook designed to teach children about African history and culture from past to present times. Young learners will discover how life in Africa has greatly evolved for centuries and how its culture has shaped the world along the way. In this workbook, African history is not just a story about one continent. Children of all ethnic backgrounds can connect, relate, and learn about Africa as a part of their own cultural stories.

    $13.99
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    Exquisite & Engaging Illustrations 

    Captivating Story Telling

    True Stories Of African Legends

     powerful life lessons

    Provides What They Miss in The School

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    African History Bundle

    $179

    $100

    The African History Bundle includes four books inspired by true heroes and heroines, exclusive access to our audiobooks, lesson plans, and the African History Curriculum. 

    These resources will help you take your kids or students on a remarkable journey across the continent of Africa: exploring its rich history , diverse cultures, and fascinatin people.

    • 4 Hardcover Books With Captivating True Stories and Engaging Illustrations.
    • 2 Activity Books For Children to Engage in Active Learning.
    • 4 Lesson Plans To Reinforce Learning.
    • 4 Audiobooks Narrated By Our Incredible African Story Teller.  
    • FREE  Digital 40-Week African History Curriculum Workbook. 
    • FREE  Shipping! 

    Empower Your Child.
    Enhance Pride in Heritage!

    Books & Resources Your Little Ones Won’t Be Able to Put Down.

    Each resource is created to engage children and impart powerful lessons.

    Our captivating narratives filled with unique illustrations will keep your little ones engaged and excited to learn.

    We provide future generations with what they miss in the current schooling system. Simple, true stories of African legends, each with a lesson to teach.

    Features & Awards:

    Sharing Our Ancestories With Future Generations! 

    Children’s Books Praised By Teachers & Families Like Yours

    Authors Corner

    Who’s Ekiuwa Aire?

    “Hi, my name is Ekiuwa Aire, the author at Our Ancestories. 

    As a mother of two, born and raised in Benin City, Nigeria, I noticed a lack of diversity in the children’s bookstore section. 

    Most importantly, I noticed a lack of narrative from African history. We have a rich history that started long before colonization. Stories of African men and women who succeeded against all odds and lived with tales to inspire the next generation... Yet very few books covering their story. 

    Although my initial research into my African heritage was motivated by my two daughters, it soon transpired into a mission… 

    • A mission to pass true stories on to the next generation. 
    • A mission to inspire every child with heroes and heroines who represent them. 
    • A mission to bring what's missing in our schooling system to every family. 

    I’m happy to say I’m on the path to making this mission a reality. And I am excited to share the stories I’ve discovered about our beautiful heritage with you and your little ones.” - Ekiuwa Aira

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