Beverley Naidoo

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About Beverley Naidoo

South African author Beverley Naidoo was exiled from her home country when she was a student in 1965, for campaigning against apartheid. Her first children's novel, JOURNEY TO JO'BURG, was banned in South Africa when it was published in 1985 and only available there after the release of Nelson Mandela from jail in 1991. It was however published in many other countries around the world and widely praised for its eloquent, moving and accessible story. Her later novel, THE OTHER SIDE OF TRUTH, won the Carnegie Medal in 2000 and she has written many other acclaimed books for children. Beverley lives in the UK.

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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.
1 year ago
World Storytelling Day
Why not try Aesop's Fables by Beverley Naidoo and Piet Grobler. Published by Frances Lincoln Children's Books.
1 year ago
World Storytelling Day
Burn My Heart is a wonderful book for your children. Published by Penguin.
1 year ago
World Storytelling Day
The Other Side of Truth by Beverley Naidoo from Puffin is brilliant!
1 year ago
World Storytelling Day
Could there be a better time to read No Turning Back by Beverley Naidoo. Published by Penguin.
1 year 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…
1 year 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.
1 year 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.
1 year ago