I received this book courtesy of Mrs. Roman for the purpose of a fair and honest review.
Overview: Crank up the time machine. This time, we’re heading to the middle ages in the Mali Empire. What will we learn this time around.
Story Telling: We have a historical culture book.
Artwork: We have the watercolor illustrations this time around.
Dislikes: Here’s the thing, I understand that people want to believe that, as a whole, humanity is intrinsically good. However, when the root of a belief system is–what most of the people would call–sinful, then the adherents aren’t going to be, shall we say, open to other belief systems.
Likes: We got a glossary at the end of the book.
Conclusion: This is a hard book to read. I don’t mean the word choices, or difficulty to understand. I’m talking about the subject matter itself. Do your own research, and maybe you need a Higher Power’s help with discernment. It does make for a good conversation starter.