Mansa Musa and the Empire of Mali by P. James Oliver

Mansa Musa and the Empire of Mali

By P. James Oliver
Level 8

In a mix of historical fiction, nonfiction, and biography, Mansa Musa pulls readers into the medieval empire of Mali. It focuses on the interesting life story of the emperor Mansa Musa, who ruled Mali in the early 1300s. The book is engaging and should be enjoyed by children ages nine and older as a readaloud or ages eleven and older as independent reading.

(Reviewed by Jenny Phillips)

Region Africa, Mali
Period 14th Century, Early 1300s
Genre Biography, Historical Fiction
The Good and the Beautiful Library No
  • E-Book
  • 3 Entertainment Value
  • 2 Moral Value
  • 5 Educational Value
  • 3.5 Literary Value
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