Discover the journey of a young heroine who saw her future in a dream and works her way to becoming one of the most well-loved, praised, and successful queens of the African Kingdom of Benin.Idia of the Benin Kingdom takes readers on a beautifully illustrated journey to the 1500s in ancient Africa. Readers are captivated as they watch Idia transform herself from the young and curious daughter of a village warrior to becoming the Queen of the Kingdom of Benin.This book teaches about perseverance, hard work, devotion, kindness, generosity, and love, it speaks to how we can be inspired to strive for our goals as long as we believe in them. Idia of the Benin Kingdom is a precious storybook that empowers a young girl to create a vision of who she wants to be as she creates limitless possibilities for her future.This book is a rare jewel among children’s illustrated storybooks. Each page is enhanced with beautiful and vibrant drawings that bring the story to life and retell ancient African history in a whole new light! ★ The Story of an Actual Legendary QueenWho would have known that during the 1500s, there was once a queen who ruled an empire with her wisdom, charism, and prowess! The book tells the fictional story of Idia's life when she was still a child and how she was molded to becoming a viable part of African history. ★ A Narrative That Empowers and Motivates...with a character who is rich in personality and resolve. You will love the story of Idia and how she grew up to become the well-loved Queen of Benin. She did not limit herself to only qualities a queen should have, but broadened her knowledge to help her family and kingdom. This is a light-hearted story that is full of teachings and lessons that you can impart to your kids.★ An Author with Passion for African HistoryBorn and raised in Benin City, Edo, Nigeria, Ekiuwa Aire loves reading books about the history of her heritage and culture. She saw the need to share stories of African history as she noticed that there were not a lot of resources that discuss the topic. She hopes that her books will instill pride in young minds about African history.★ Beautiful, Vibrant IllustrationsAs a young child, Alina Shabelnyk knew that she wanted to illustrate children’s books. Her aspiration strengthened when she saw young kids enjoying books that she had illustrated. This gave her the resolve to illustrate books that young minds will surely love. ★ Exciting Historical FactsEveryone, young and old, will be engrossed with this story. The book also includes a brief history about the Kingdom of Benin, where it was located on a map as well as snippets of artifacts found about Queen Idia. It comes with a detailed background about the Benin Empire during its glory years. If you are looking for a book that will stimulate your kids’ imaginations and encourage them to be who they want to be, then Queen Idia is one inspiring character that they can surely relate to! Teach your kids about kindness, friendship, the importance of family, and loyalty by sharing this enjoyable, uplifting story with them.

Idia of the Benin Kingdom by Ekiuwa Aire


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