Africa Is Not a Country

  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 6   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

Enter into the daily life of children in the many countries of modern Africa. Countering stereotypes, Africa Is Not a Country celebrates the extraordinary diversity of this vibrant continent as experienced by children at home, at school, at work, and at play.

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Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Nonfiction
Category Social Studies
Copyright 2000
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint First Avenue Editions ™, Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 2002-08-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF038010, JNF069000, JNF052020
Dewey 960
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 8.375 x 11
ATOS Reading Level 5.3
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 45401
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Awards, Index, Maps, and Reviewed


  • Children's Africana Book Award, Winner, 2000
  • NCSS/CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People, Winner, 2000



“The title says it all. Instead of the ‘vanishing tribes’ view of one Africa with tourists from different countries photographing the animals and primitive people, this informative picture book celebrates the diversity of the 53 nations that make up the continent today. . . readers will want to go on from here to explore in depth particular countries that interest them. The essential differences and connections are here.” —Booklist

Author: Margy Burns Knight

Author: Mark Melnicove