We Visit Rwanda

We Visit Rwanda

by John Bankston

Hardcover(Library Binding)



The first thing many people think about when they think about Rwanda is the tragedy endured by its people in 1994. Yet this African nation is so much more than that. Located near the equator, its mountains keep much of it cool. Warm temperatures and steady rain help farmers produce bananas. And hidden in forests 10,000 feet above sea level are mountain gorillas, shy vegetarians that attract thousands of visitors from across the globe. Despite its history, Rwanda is considered paradise by many.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612283074
Publisher: Mitchell Lane Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/15/2012
Series: Your Land and My Land Series: Africa
Pages: 63
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

1 Land and Lakes 9

Where in the World Is Rwanda? 11

Facts at a Glance 13

2 Native Animals 15

3 Beginnings 21

4 The People of Rwanda 27

5 Culture Beats 33

6 Arrival of the Colonials 39

7 A Country Divided 45

8 Modern Rwanda 51

Rwandan Recipe: Peanut Nougat 56

Rwandan Craft: Traditional Sisal Basket 57

Timeline 58

Chapter Notes 60

Works Consulted 61

Further Reading 62

Books 62

On the Internet 62

Glossary 62

Index 63

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