King Ki’el


KING KI’EL, founder of Urbantoons in Philadelphia, PA, stands out as a publisher and illustrator of children’s books that highlight African American culture and history. His dynamic skill set includes not only publishing and illustration but also expertise in 3D animation, adding depth and innovation to his storytelling. With over 20 titles under his belt, King Ki’el’s work, especially ‘Mansa Musa,’ showcases his commitment to diversity and positive representation. His primary goal is to deliver educational and inspirational content to the African American community.”


Urbantoon’s Mansa Musa  is a story about the rise of a young African boy named Musa , who grew up humbly in the Mali Empire under King Sundiata. He was groomed to be a royal guard for the king, but Musa had a bigger dream. His dream was to be the richest king to ever live. Loosely based on a true story. This is a great book for young boys for confidence building, overcoming obstacles, and reaching their goals. Urbantoons, Mansa Musa has 50 beautifully illustrated pages with bright and dazzling colors. It will strike the child’s imagination and create the ultimate reading experience.