Books by Khephra Burns

MANSA MUSA by Khephra Burns
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"As much about Mansa Musa's inner journey to selfhood as his outer coming of age, this is a feast for the eye and spirit both. (Illustrated fiction. 10-12)"
Illustrated by the Dillons (Two Little Trains, p. 561, etc.) at their most magisterial, this original tale of the youth of Kankan Musa, the most renowned royal descendant of the great king of Mali, Sundiata, makes a grand, compelling, sumptuously presented narrative. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"The book succeeds on not one front, but two: it puts forth the history of the U.S. space program from the perspective of African-Americans, and shows how the space race can be viewed as a paradigm of the civil rights struggle. (B&W photos, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
The collaborators on a 1990 television documentary with the same title have turned that work into a book, including profiles of recent black astronauts. Read full book review >