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Journey to Jo’Burg (HarperCollins Children’s Modern Classics) (Journey to Jo'Burg Series Book 1)

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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.

But it's worth all the extra work because the story has so much depth and complexity and kids will enjoy learning and talking about this. The author wanted to teach young children about the unacceptable policy of Apartheit that separated Africans from Caucasians purely by colour. Ah, I went to Oxfam again yesterday and got Born A Crime, Trevor Noah (3 euro, excellent condition). When their baby sister suddenly becomes very sick, Naledi and Tiro know, deep down, that only one person can save her.Set in historical South Africa during the time of apartheid, Naledi and her brother Tiro worry about their sick younger sister. Both the truck driver and Grace take responsibility for the children’s well being once they come in contact with them. Now Beverley Naido herself was born and raised in South Africa (in 1943), and yes, the author has readily admitted never having been taught to question Apartheid (and the general racial intolerance towards Black South Africans) either in school or at home.

Read and Respond] makes it easy to explore texts fully and ensure that the children want to keep on reading more. Does the book contain anything that teachers would wish to know about before recommending in class (strong language, sensitive topics etc. The majority of people in South Africa were black, but they were treated as second-rate citizens who couldn’t aspire to more than being the servants of those in power. During the journey, they become aware of the harsh realities of apartheid; facing danger and prejudice. This book also helps readers to learn more about history as it is told through the characters' story.

This was a brilliant read and a great introduction to children in KS2 about life in South Africa for black people, the Apartheid and segregation. Their little sister is desperately ill and the two children decide to walk to the city to bring their mother home. Two kids see their little sister getting very ill but the lady who cares for them doesn't have money for a hospital. In Beverley Naidoo's 1986 (and thus of course before the official end of Apartheid) South-African themed middle grade novel Journey to Jo'burg, when their baby sister Dineo becomes very ill with a dangerous fever (and might perhaps even be dying), thirteen-year old Naledi and her younger brother Tiro decide that they must go and get their mother, but unfortunately Mma is being forced by financial necessity to live and work in the big city, in far-away Johannesburg. The physical journey is symbolic of their awakening to the wider realities of apartheid; they face danger and experience prejudice, but also meet kind strangers who help to keep them safe and tell them stories about the uprising of students in Soweto.

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