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Sarie struggles when she reads aloud in class in her South African school, but then she and her friend Auntie Anna find a book about Cinderella in Auntie Anna's old car and begin to read together.
"Hello, Stranger-Friend" begins Maya Angelou’s story about Thandi, a South African Ndebele girl, her mischievous brother, her beloved chicken, and the astonishing mural art produced by the women of her tribe. With never-before-seen photographs of the very private Ndebele women and their paintings, this unique book shows the passing of traditions from parent to child and introduces young readers to a new culture through a new friend. -- publisher
The great-grandchildren of Nelson Mandela ask their grandmother fifteen questions about the former South African president, from his activism work, his Nobel Peace Prize, and his time in prison.
Nyambura is going to visit her Gogo! She arrives at the bustling market place to find that she is last in the queue and that the bus has not yet arrived. While she waits for the bus, Nyambura remembers the fun things that she and her Gogo have done together. Meanwhile, the queue of people is getting shorter and shorter because of disaster that strikes each of the waiting passengers. Will Nyambura’s generous spirit help them to get on the bus in time? --publisher
When Dudu finishes weaving her first basket, by the light of the plump full moon, her uncle Jojo tells her that a first basket should always be given away ... Baskets, woven from locally sourced materials are widely used and re-used in African society. Read award-winning author Dianne Stewart’s story about Dudu’s basket and its journey through a number of cultures, beautifully illustrated by awardwinning illustrator, Elizabeth Pulles. -- publisher
Presents a biography of the former South African president best known for his political activism and fight to end apartheid.
This book tells the story of how Gandhi used the principles of nonviolent resistance and civil disobedience to fight discrimination against Indians in South Africa and to end British rule in India. Like the series biography of Martin Luther King, Jr., Gandhi's story focuses on his peaceful heroism in the struggle for civil rights and social change
A harrowing picture biography of civil-rights activist and Grammy Award-winning South African singer Miriam Makeba
Jamela is responsible for fattening up the chicken intended for Christmas dinner, but instead she gives it a name and makes it her friend
A farmer finds an eagle and raises it to behave like a chicken, until a friend helps the eagle learn to find its rightful place in the sky