Journey to Jo'burg by Beverley Naidoo audiobook

Journey to Jo'burg: A South African Story

By Beverley Naidoo
Ready by C. M. Smith

HarperCollins 9780062881793

The Journey to Jo'Burg Series: Book 1

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • Available on 12/30/2019

    ISBN: 9781094026534

  • Available on 12/30/2019

    ISBN: 9781094026527

  • Available on 12/30/2019

    ISBN: 9781094026541

Category: Fiction
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A classic look at prejudice and racism in apartheid South Africa, this short and compelling novel is perfect for independent reading projects and classroom sharing.

Separated from their mother by the harsh social and economic conditions prevalent among blacks in South Africa, thirteen-year-old Naledi and her younger brother make a journey over 300 kilometers to find her in Johannesburg.

Mma lives and works in Johannesburg, far from the village Naledi and 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 Mma 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This well-written [story] has no equal. Evocative and haunting.” School Library Journal (starred review)

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Author

Author Bio: Beverley Naidoo

Author Bio: Beverley Naidoo

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English