Journey to Jo'burg: A South African Story

by Beverley Naidoo and Eric Velasquez

A family crisis sends 13 year old Naledi and her nine year old brother Tiro to find... read more

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 youngsters observe first-hand many manifestations of the official apartheid policy of South Africa's government. The short chapters and terse tone convey the urgency of a thought-provoking novel. (Ages 9-13)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1986

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