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Idia of the Benin Kingdom Publisher's summary

Idia of the Benin Kingdom is an empowering children's picture book that takes listeners on a beautifully illustrated journey to the 1500s in ancient Africa. Listeners 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.

Idia was a queen who helped rule the ancient kingdom of Benin with her wisdom, charisma, and prowess. Much has been written about her bravery, and artifacts in her image are treasured in museums all over the world.

This audiobook imagines what her childhood may have been like, and shares the story of this well-loved and successful African queen in a way that is relatable to young listeners.

This audiobook is a recipient of the following awards:

  • Children's Africana Book Awards (CABA), 2021 winner - Best books for young children
  • Wishing Shelf Book Award, 2020 finalist
  • Kidsshelf Book Cover Award, 2020 winner
  • Eric Hoffer Award, honorable mention (children's category)
  • First Horizon Finalist Grand Prize short list
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