Books and Bricks

Title: Books and Bricks Author: Sindiwe Magona Genre: Juvenile Fiction Publisher: Star Bright Books Release Date: April 15, 2017 Pages: 80 “Salmina Arenda’s school was a scary place. The fence had holes, the walls needed paint, and the yard was full of weeds and rubbish. But things started to look up when the school received…

When Lions Roared

Title: When Lions Roared : How Brave Youd People Defied Apartheid Author: Manju Soni Genre: Non fiction / YA Publisher: Numa LLC. Release Date: December 1, 2016 Pages: 139 pp. On a winter’s day in 1968, in a town in South Africa, a nineteen-year-old medical student changed the course of his country’s history. Steve Biko’s…

The World Beneath

Title: The World Beneath : A Novel Author: Janice Warman Genre: Fiction / Middle / High / YA Publisher: Candlewick Release Date: 2016 Pages: 159 pp. Source: 978 0 7636 7856 2 “At the height of South Africa’s anti-apartheid struggle, a boy must face life decisions that test what he believes …. Joshua lives with his…

Noko and the Kool Kats

Title: Noko and the Kool Kats Author: Moodie, Fiona Genre: Folklore / Picture book / Primary Publisher: Tafelberg/NB Publishers Release Date: 2014 Pages: 31 pp. Source: ISBN 9780624067801 Village animals are surprised when The Kool Kats’ large bus gets stuck in the sand near their village, and the supposedly sophisticated rock stars (Lion, Miss Leopard, Cheetah,…

Death of an Idealist: In Search of Neil Aggett

Title: Death of an Idealist: In Search of Neil Aggett Author: Naidoo, Beverely Genre: Biography / Adult Publisher: London: Green Print / Merlin Press Release Date: 2014 Pages: 492 pp. Source: ISBN: 978-1854251091 (pb) Beverley Naidoo is best known for her books for children and young adults and is a recipient of the distinguished Carnegie…

Cape Town

Title: Cape Town : A Novel Author: Brenda Hammond Genre: Historical Fiction, High School, New Adult Publisher: Great Plains Release Date: 2012 Pages: 326 pp. Source: ISBN: 978 1 926531 18 2 “In 1989, South Africa is on the brink of dramatic change. Oblivious and unaffected, Renee Pretorius, daughter of strict Afrikaans parents, leaves her…