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Mansa Musa Builds a School

Mansa Musa Builds a School

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Mansa Musa Builds a School

What will you do if you have all the money in the world? Buy houses?

In the story, Mansa Musa had a totally different priority. 

This is a children's story that teaches the importance of kindness, generosity and humility. Mansa Musa Builds a School is a must read for every child.

In this story, Mansa Musa, who is very wealthy, realises that his riches no longer make him happy. He wants to help people, but he doesn’t know how.

So, he embarks on a mission to help others. He discovers that many of his people struggle with reading and writing. As a result, he decides to build a school to teach others to read, write and count.

The school soon becomes the best in the land, and helping others pleases Mansa Musa greatly.

It teaches children that happiness is not essentially in how much wealth you possess but in how much impact you can make on others. To be fulfilled and live a wholesome life, it can't be in things but in people.

It is a must buy for your child


Historical Background of Mansa Musa Builds a School

Mansa Musa Builds a School is a fictional story based on a real-life innovator, Mansa Musa, Emperor of Mali, West Africa.

He established the University of Sankore, a centre of culture and learning, which drew in scholars of language, law, astronomy and mathematics. The university was recorded to have the largest collections of books in Africa.

This book is part of our popular children’s picture book collection Africa’s Little Kings & Queens, An excellent gift for all occasions, birthdays, Christmas, World Book Day, Black History Month and Kwanzaa. 

  • Suitable for ages 3-8 years-old
  • Beautifully illustrated artwork
  • Teaches the importance of kindness and generosity
  • Celebrates black history and culture
  • Perfect for Black History Month
  • Great for story time at home and in school
  • Loved by parents and teachers

Written by Louisa Olafuyi & Oladele Olafuyi

Artwork by Nigerian Illustrators Isabelle Irabor and Tiolu Yoloye

Edited by children’s book editor and novelist Krystle Appiah

ISBN 978-1-8382795-1-6

    Why Kunda Kids Books?

    Learn African Culture & History

    Our storybooks and other contents are produced to inspire kids to learn about African culture and history in a fun and engaging way 

    Develop the Love for Reading 

    Get your children reading and encourage a love for reading by giving them an entertaining book about Africa.

    Celebrating African Artists

    Our books are lovingly written and crafted by African authors and artists to teach all children about African roots and to celebrate them.

    Real Life Lessons for Kids

    Our stories will inspire your kids to think with courage, act with the heart and live their dreams.

    Age & Reading Level

    Kunda Kids books are graded into five levels, from phonics to longer stories. Each book features a reading level badge on the front cover so you can easily identify whether a story is suitable.

    Level 0: Great for children developing their synthetic phonic skills.

    Level 1: Perfect for children who are taking their first steps in reading words and sentences. 

    Level 2: Aimed at beginner readers who enjoy simple stories with help.

    Level 3: Great for more confident readers who enjoy simple stories with help.

    Level 4: Ideal for more independent, fluent readers who are confident with longer stories.


    All orders are shipped using Royal Mail or USPSS and typically dispatched within 2-3 working days.

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