Beverley Naidoo

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About Beverley Naidoo

BEVERLEY NAIDOO was born in South Africa. Her first book, Journey to Jo'burg, was written in exile in Britain where it won The Other Award. It opened a window onto children's struggles under apartheid. In South Africa it was banned until 1991, the year after Nelson Mandela was released from jail. After 26 years Beverley could return freely to research in the country. No Turning Back and Out of Bounds followed. In her stories for older children, her characters from different backgrounds face tense conflicts and choices. The Other Side of Truth won her the Carnegie Medal, the first time in 64 years for a novel of African origin. Her books for younger children include The Great Tug of War, S is for South Africa (Children's Africana Honor Book, USA)  and a re-telling of Aesop's Fables (Parents' Choice Silver Award, USA; USBBY Outstanding International Book) and Who is King?

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Local and Community History Month
A book to enjoy and add to your bookshelves... Burn My Heart by Beverley Naidoo from Penguin.
2 years ago
World Storytelling Day
Why not try Aesop's Fables by Beverley Naidoo and Piet Grobler. Published by Frances Lincoln Children's Books.
2 years ago
World Storytelling Day
Burn My Heart is a wonderful book for your children. Published by Penguin.
2 years ago
World Storytelling Day
The Other Side of Truth by Beverley Naidoo from Puffin is brilliant!
2 years ago
World Storytelling Day
Could there be a better time to read No Turning Back by Beverley Naidoo. Published by Penguin.
2 years ago
Beverley Naidoo
Historical point I missed re my Blue Fairy Book is an Oxford link - the annual Bram Fischer Memorial Lecture @AfricaOxfordUni. Bram was an Afrikaner, a director of People's Bookshop (sticker!), Rhodes scholar, QC who defended Mandela. My brother was in his 1st trial 1964... 1/2 twitter.com/Mat_at_Brookes…
2 years ago
Beverley Naidoo
Important questions, well done and thank you @cashprimary . Everyone's life is a journey and there are paths to choose. Here's the striking new cover in USA @HarperChildrens plus a new audio-book.
2 years ago
Valentine's Day
With February comes Valentine's Day so why not get ahead by reading Burn My Heart by Beverley Naidoo from Penguin.
2 years ago