The Old African facts for kids
First edition cover of The Old African
|Genre||Children's literature, picture book, US folklore|
|Published||2005 (Dial Press)|
|Media type||Print (hardback)|
The Old African is a 2005 book by Julius Lester and illustrated by Jerry Pinkney. It is based on an incident at Igbo Landing and is about Jaja, a slave who leads a group of plantation slaves back to Africa by walking into the ocean.
- 2006 Children's Africana Older Children Book Award - Honor
- 2006 Massachusetts Book Award for Children's / Young Adult Literature - Honor
- 2006 Notable Book for a Global Society
The Old African Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.