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Winner of SA's Poetry Talent - Botlhale Boikanyo


Lower School South African Books

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Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales - Nelson Mandela (Editor)
ISBN: 0393052125
Publication Date: 2002-11-17
A collection of traditional stories from different parts of Africa, featuring varied characters and themes--some familiar, some newer.

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Nelson Mandela - Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780061783746
Publication Date: 2013-01-02
Presents a biography of the former South African president best known for his political activism and fight to end apartheid.

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Mandela - Floyd Cooper (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0399229426
Publication Date: 1996-09-09
Profiles the life of Nelson Mandela

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Abiyoyo - Pete Seeger; Michael Hays (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0027814904
Publication Date: 1986-04-01
Banished from the town for making mischief, a little boy and his father are welcomed back when they find a way to make the dreaded giant Abiyoyo disappear

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South Africa - Michael Dahl
ISBN: 9780736883832
Publication Date: 1999-07-01
Provides an introduction to the history, geography, people, animals, food, sports, and culture of the country of South Africa. Includes information on the former use of apartheid in South Africa.

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The Day Gogo Went to Vote - Elinor Batezat Sisulu; Sharon Wilson (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0316702676
Publication Date: 1996-04-01
Thembi and her beloved great-grandmother, who has not left the house for many years, go together to vote on the momentous day when black South Africans are allowed to vote for the first time

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Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters - John L. Steptoe (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0688040462
Publication Date: 1987-03-31
Mufaro's two beautiful daughters, one bad-tempered, one kind and sweet, go before the king, who is choosing a wife


South Africa Middle School Books

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The White Giraffe - Lauren St. John (Illustrator); Lauren St John
ISBN: 9780803732117
Publication Date: 2007-05-10
After a fire kills her parents, eleven-year-old Martine must leave England to live with her grandmother on a wildlife game reserve in South Africa, where she befriends a mythical white giraffe

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Journey to Jo'Burg - Beverley Naidoo; Eric Velasquez (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780064402378
Publication Date: 2002-12-24
Mama lives and works in Johannesburg, far from the village thirteen-year-old Naledi and her younger brother, Tiro, call home. When their baby sister suddenly becomes very sick, Naledi and Tiro know, deep down, that only one person can save her. Bravely, alone, they set off on a journey to find Mama and bring her back. It isn't until they reach the city that they come to understand the dangers of their country, and the painful struggle for freedom and dignity that is taking place all around them.

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Apartheid in South Africa - David Downing
ISBN: 9781403448705
Publication Date: 2005-01-01
What have we learned from apartheid? Examines the historical forces that led to the development of the system of apartheid, what life was like under the system for both blacks and whites, and the efforts that caused the end of this system.

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Chain of Fire - Naidoo; Eric Velasquez (Illustrator); Beverley Naidoo
ISBN: 9780064404686
Publication Date: 1993-01-08
Grade 5-8-- Naledi and Tiro, the children in Naidoo's Journey to Jo'Burg (Harper, 1986), return in a longer tale that stands on its own but is enhanced by the reading of its predecessor. The story begins with the sudden announcement that the people of Naledi's village are to be removed to "the homeland" in four weeks' time. With every reason to believe few will survive the removal, the villagers choose to resist, their determination fired by the righteous indignation of their young. Naledi, her friend Taolo, and three others are elected student representatives in the resistance, and together they organize a peaceful student march as a demonstration of unity and strength. But the police anticipate their plan, and the march ends in violence. Events accelerate. Homes are bulldozed, families are separated, and Taolo's father is murdered. The removal is accomplished and, for the moment, it seems the white government has won. But Naledi and her neighbors are no longer the same villagers who once clung passively to subsistence. They are becoming a unified people, with a recognizable enemy and no end of heroes alive and dead around whom to rally--and the beginnings of a political mechanism through which to do so. As Naledi and the others have matured, politically, since the first book, so Naidoo has matured markedly as a writer. She demonstrates an insight into her characters and their condition--particularly the role of the young in initiating and sustaining rebellion that was far less evident in Journey. . . Chain of Fire flows effortlessly, with power and grace, as it succeeds in making a foreign culture immediate and real. Truly it is the grimmer tale, but one that, in light of its own truth as well as of recent events, readers might look at with a trace more hope.

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Apartheid in South Africa - David Downing
ISBN: 9781403448705
Publication Date: 2005-01-01
What have we learned from apartheid? Examines the historical forces that led to the development of the system of apartheid, what life was like under the system for both blacks and whites, and the efforts that caused the end of this system.

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Apartheid in South Africa - Michael J. Martin
ISBN: 9781590186961
Publication Date: 2006-07-12
Examines the history of Apartheid in South Africa, its roots in the seventeenth century, harsh segregation laws during the twentieth century, and its ultimate demise.

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Peaceful Protest - Yona Zeldis McDonough; Malcah Zeldis (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780802789488
Publication Date: 2006-04-18
A biography of the black South African leader who became a civil rights activist, political prisoner, and president of South Africa.

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South Africa - Kremena T. Spengler; Erla P. Heyns (Consultant Editor)
ISBN: 9780736864114
Publication Date: 2006-07-01
Describes the geography, history, economy, and culture of South Africa in a question-and-answer format.

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Discover South Africa - Rosie Wilson; Chris Ward
ISBN: 9781615322893
Publication Date: 2010-01-15
Provides an introduction to the geography, landscape, economy, culture, and religion of South Africa, and includes maps, fact boxes, graphs, and charts.

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