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…

Aluta

Title: Aluta Author: Adwoa Badoe Genre: Fiction / YA Publisher: Groundwood / House of Anansi Release Date: 2016 Source: ISBN: 978 1 55498 816 7 “University life is better than Charlotte ever imagined– a sophisticated and generous roommate, the camaraderie of dorm living, parties, clubs, and boyfriends. Most of all, Charlotte is exposed to new…

Diamond Boy

Title: Diamond Boy Author: Michael Williams Genre: Fiction, YA Publisher: Little, Brown and Company Release Date: 2014 Pages: 384 pp. Source: ISBN-13: 978-0-316-32069-6   A young teenager and his family move to an illegal diamond mining area in Zimbabwe where the boy finds work. He struggles with ruthless supervisors; makes a close friend who dies;…

The Weaver’s Scar for our Rwanda

Title: The Weaver's Scar for our Rwanda Author: Brian Crawford Genre: Fiction / Middle / YA Publisher: Royal Fireworks Press Release Date: 2014 Pages: 169 pp. Source: ISBN 978-0-89824-477-9 In his engaging novel, The Weaver’s Scar, Brian Crawford introduces young readers to the 1994 Rwandan genocide through the eyes of a young boy called Faustin.…