By Procopius Canning
Age 8 to 12
“Sort of like Wakanda, only real!” promises this book, sharing the true-life stories of ancient Black civilizations. Young readers will discover the ancient kingdom of Numidia and King Jugurtha, who battled the Roman empire to a standstill. They’ll learn about ancient sub-Saharan Africa, where wild beasts were collected for gladiatorial games and the locals supposedly had magical powers. They’ll explore art from antiquity, and travel to the Kushite Kingdom that once ruled Egypt. With brisk storytelling and a solid factual foundation, author Procopius Canning introduces readers to a new world of history.