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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
Queen Nzingha (The People's Queen) by Akua Agusi and Donnette Black is the biography of Queen Nzingha of Africa. Nzingha was the daughter of N'Dambi Kiluanji, the chief of Ngola. She was different from his other daughters. The ancestor priest told him that she would be a ruler one day.
The story is about how Nzingha proves to be different from the rest of her siblings. The author has researched well on this topic and written a beautiful biography, so informative and interesting enough to capture the interests of all children. Though it speaks about war and her conquests, there is never a dull moment in the story. The readers feel the enthusiasm and zest in her conquests and adventures.
The book captured my interest too. I found it very exciting to read and learn about something I did not know. I found her war tactics so brave and thrilling. What makes this book appealing to the young reader are the colorful illustrations. The illustrators of children's books must be highly creative and gifted people. They create such beautiful pictures and give the characters a face and identity which remain etched in our minds for a long, long time.
I recommend this book for every library for its story and historical theme. The author makes history so simple and interesting to read and comprehend. Adults, parents, and teachers will also benefit from reading this story. It will give them a peek into a part of Africa's rich history and culture.