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Publisher Comments:

We are the young people,

We will not be broken

We demand freedom

And say

Away with slavery

In our land of Africa

For almost fifty years apartheid forced the young people of South Africa to live apart as Blacks, Whites, Indians, and Coloreds. This unique and dramatic collection of stories — by native South African and Carnegie Medalist Beverley Naidoo — is about young people's choices in a beautiful country made ugly by injustice.

Each story is set in a different decade during the last half of the twentieth century and into the twenty-first, and features fictional characters caught up in very real events. Included is a Timeline Across Apartheid, which recounts some of the restrictive laws passed during this era, the events leading up to South Africa's first free democratic elections, and the establishment of a new rainbow government that leads the country today. A Junior Library Guild Selection

Synopsis:

We are the young people, We will not be broken!

For almost fifty years, apartheid forced the young people of South Africa to live apart as Blacks, Whites, Indians, and "Coloreds." This unique and dramatic collection of stories—by native South African and Carnegie Medalist Beverley Naidoo—is about young people's choices in a beautiful country made ugly by injustice. Each story is set in a different decade during the turbulent years from 1948 to 2000, and portrays powerful fictional characters who are caught up in very real and often disturbing events.

About the Author

Beverley Naidoo grew up in South Africa under apartheid. She says: "As a white child I didn't question the terrible injustices until I was a student. I decided then that unless I joined the resistance, I was part of the problem." Beverley Naidoo was detained without trial when she was twenty-one and later went into exile in Britain, where she has since lived.

Her first children's book, Journey to Jo'burg, was banned in South Africa until 1991, but it was an eye-opener for thousands of readers worldwide. Her characters in Chain of Fire, No Turning Back, and Out of Bounds face extraordinary challenges in a society she describes as "more dangerous than any fantasy." She has won many awards for her writing, including the Carnegie Medal, the Jane Addams Book Award, and the American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults for The Other Side of Truth, about two refugee children smuggled to London who are also featured in Web of Lies.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060508012
Author:
Naidoo, Beverley
Publisher:
HarperTrophy
Author:
by Beverley Naidoo
Subject:
People & Places - Africa
Subject:
Social Issues - Violence
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
Apartheid
Subject:
South Africa
Subject:
Children s-General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20080631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
7.66x5.76x.47 in. .31 lbs.
Age Level:
10-14

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"Synopsis" by , We are the young people, We will not be broken!

For almost fifty years, apartheid forced the young people of South Africa to live apart as Blacks, Whites, Indians, and "Coloreds." This unique and dramatic collection of stories—by native South African and Carnegie Medalist Beverley Naidoo—is about young people's choices in a beautiful country made ugly by injustice. Each story is set in a different decade during the turbulent years from 1948 to 2000, and portrays powerful fictional characters who are caught up in very real and often disturbing events.

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