Chinua Achebe’s THINGS FALL APART stands as much a piece of cultural anthropology as it is a work of literature. It is a balanced, living portrait of a civilization and culture, a way of life, that existed for thousands of years before the coming of colonialism. The publication of THINGS FALL APART was a multicultural milestone—it is one of the first African novels to be written in English, as well as one of the most powerful stories ever told.
Will Smith began his rap music career as a teenager. Soon he had his own TV show, and now he’s one of the best known movie actors in America. This easy biography has colorful illustrations, lively layout, and accessible vocabulary. Ideal for early independent readers and useful for beginning reports.