Journey to Jo’Burg (HarperCollins Children’s Modern Classics) (Journey to Jo'Burg Series Book 1)

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Journey to Jo’Burg (HarperCollins Children’s Modern Classics) (Journey to Jo'Burg Series Book 1)

Journey to Jo’Burg (HarperCollins Children’s Modern Classics) (Journey to Jo'Burg Series Book 1)

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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. And for children, Journey to Jo'burg is therefore a gentle but also a firm and authentic feeling (with regard to factuality) introduction to this reality (not strictly own voice of course, but considering Beverley Naidoo's biography, I do still consider Journey to Jo'burg to be pretty much from an African perspective and from the pen of a White South African author who actively fought against Apartheid and was also jailed for this).

It has been a great inspiration for teaching children to use subordinate clauses and using setting to convey emotions. At the back there is a copy of a letter banning the book's import, which gives greater impact to comprehending the extent of governmental corruption.It is a simple storyline however so much discussion can be held in the classroom, including the different relationships between the characters and life in South Africa. Naidoo has a history of standing up for equal rights and speaking out against apartheid, and that's wonderful, of course, but I still don't know how I feel about white people writing stories for PoC. Two kids see their little sister getting very ill but the lady who cares for them doesn't have money for a hospital. Running away from their grandmother, the three siblings begin the long journey to find their mother in Johannesburg.

Journey to Jo’Burg is set in South Africa during the apartheid and tells the story of Naledi and Tiro who, frightened that their baby sister Dineo will die, take a 300km journey to find their mother who works there as a maid. This book also helps readers to learn more about history as it is told through the characters' story. Fun-filled activities help children to fully engage with each story, encouraging a love of reading and building a range of skills. Does the book contain anything that teachers would wish to know about before recommending in class (strong language, sensitive topics etc.

This book contains photocopiable activities, guided reading notes, speaking and listening activities, writing projects and creative ideas – all from a bestselling, tried-and-trusted series that’s a firm favourite with teachers. Their mother is able to get time off, beginning the next day, to take her children home and help Dineo. Their journey illustrates at every turn the grim realities of apartheid – the pass laws, bantustans, racism, the breakdown of family life. At each turn they face the grim realities of apartheid – the pass laws, Bantustans, racism and injustices.

The dangers and massive injustices inherent in that system are mentioned and then, weirdly, glossed over quickly, and the ending is a little too pat and trite.

The gripping and empathetic story will draw pupils into engaging imaginatively with what life would have been like for families living during this time of racial segregation.

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