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Journey to Jo'burg: A South African Story

This book is about Beverley Naidoo
"Journey to Jo'burg: A South African Story" offers a poignant glimpse into the harrowing realities of apartheid in South Africa. Thirteen-year-old Naledi and her younger brother Tiro embark on a perilous journey from their village to Johannesburg to fetch their mother, Mma, after their baby sister falls gravely ill. This urgent quest exposes them to the stark inequities faced by black citizens in their country, stirring a deep questioning of the oppressive apartheid laws. Authored by Beverley Naidoo, this compelling novel brilliantly captures the essence of racial injustice and the fight for indigenous rights through the innocent eyes of its young protagonists. Published on December 30, 2019, the book has been celebrated for its evocative narrative and has received a starred review from School Library Journal for its haunting depiction of a divided nation. Ideal for middle-school readers, "Journey to Jo'burg" serves as a significant educational tool, prompting readers to reflect on historical injustices and the ongoing struggle for equality.
Published by HarperCollins on December 30, 2019
112 pages
ISBN: 9780062881793
Best for readers in Middle School
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