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Shaka: King on Zulus

Shaka began his life as an outcast, banished by his father from their tiny Zulu clan. When his father died and Shaka returned to his people, he began teaching his soldiers a new way of fighting. Soon he had transformed a small band of Zulu warriors into the greatest fighting force in Africa. Through courage, determination, and sheer military genius, Shaka conquered a mighty empire and founded the Zulu Nation.


Recognition & Awards

A New York Times Best Illustrated Book; A New York Times Notable Book; Booklist, Editor’s Choice; Children’s Book Council, Notable Children’s Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies; New York Public Library, One Hundred Titles for Reading and Sharing; New York Book Show, Third Place, Juvenile Books; Featured in a Smithsonian Museum Film Display; Featured in the PBS series Long Ago and Far Away; The Library of Congress, Recommended Books For Children; American Library Association, World Book Partners in Excellence Reading Program; Nominee for the Texas Bluebonnet Award.

“A thrilling introduction to the Zulu people and a remarkable chapter in African history.”
The New York Times
“Dignified , detailed artwork is a befittingly regal accompaniment to this engrossing biography.”
Publisher’s Weekly
Shaka: King of the Zulus
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