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Journey to Jo

by Beverley Naidoo
£6.99   paperback  HarperCollins Publishers (2008)

Journey to Jo by Beverley Naidoo This is the story of love, commitment and the flowering of the human spirit against the background of South Africa�s apartheid.
Frightened that their baby sister Dineo will die, thirteen-year-old Naledi and her younger brother Tiro run away from their grandmother to Johannesburg to find their mother, who works there as a maid. Their journey illustrates at every turn the grim realities of apartheid � the pass laws, bantustans, racism, the breakdown of family life. The opulence of the white �Madam�s� house contrasts starkly with the reality that Naledi and Tiro face � that their baby sister is suffering from starvation, not an incurable disease.
This new edition of Beverley Naidoo�s classic story includes a special �Why You�ll Love This Book� introduction by Michael Rosen, the Children�s Laureate.

ISBN 13: 9780007263509 | ISBN 10: 0007263503

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