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Journey to Jo'burg: A South African Story

by Beverley Naidoo
Illustrated by Eric Velasquez

Published by U.S. edition: Lippincott, 1985
80 pages

Ages 9-13

A family crisis sends 13-year-old Naledi and her nine-year-old brother Tiro to find Mma, who works as a servant in Johannesburg. The youngsers observe firtshand many manifestations of the offical apartheid policy of South Africa's government. The short chapters and terse tone convey the urgency of this thought-provoking novel.  © Cooperative Children's Book Center

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