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Virtual Author Talk:  African Icons with Tracey Baptiste - Feb 9 @ 5:00 PM CST
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Order copies of African Icons: Ten People Who Shaped History here!

Join us as we celebrate Black History Month with a special author talk with Tracey Baptiste as she discusses her latest book, African Icons: Ten People Who Shaped History. 

This event is presented in partnership with Blue Willow Bookshop and will be moderated by Lindsay Gary.


When: Wednesday, February 9 at 5 pm CT/ 6 pm ET

Where: Virtual via Zoom.  You can register for the event here.

How:  Registration is required.  We are using Zoom and look forward to seeing you there!  

We hope you can join us!


Meet ten real-life kings, queens, inventors, scholars, and visionaries who lived in Africa thousands of years ago and changed the world. Through portraits of ten heroic figures, author Tracey Baptiste takes readers on a journey across Africa to meet some of the great leaders and thinkers whose vision built a continent and shaped the world.

Illustrator Hillary D. Wilson’s brilliant portraits accompany each profile, along with vivid, information-filled landscapes, maps, and graphics for readers to pore over and return to again and again.  


Tracey Baptiste lived in Trinidad until she was fifteen; she grew up on jumbie stories and fairy tales. She is a New York Times bestselling author of Minecraft: The Crash, and a former teacher who works as a writer and editor. Visit her online at and on Twitter: @TraceyBaptiste.


Linsday Gary is a multidisciplinary activist, professor-scholar, and social entrepreneur whose mission is to educate, connect, and empower the African Diaspora.  Lindsay is the founder of the Afrikah Book Club.