Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Naledi, 13, and her younger brother Tiro live with Kindle Store · Kindle eBooks · Children's eBooks. your feedback! Click here. cover image of Journey to Jo'Burg. Read A Sample. Journey to Jo'Burg. Essential Modern Classics. by Beverley Naidoo. ebook. Journey to Jo'Burg (Essential Modern Classics) (Journey to Jo'Burg Series Book 1) eBook: Beverley Naidoo: goudzwaard.info: Kindle Store.
|Language:||English, Spanish, Portuguese|
|Genre:||Fiction & Literature|
|Distribution:||Free* [*Registration Required]|
The background of the story is South Africa during the apartheid years. Two young children are travelling alone to Jo'burg to try to find their. Journey to Jo'Burg (Essential Modern Classics) eBook by Their journey illustrates at every turn the grim realities of apartheid – the pass laws, bantustans, . Compre Journey to Jo'Burg (Essential Modern Classics) (Journey to Jo'Burg Series Confira também os eBooks mais vendidos, lançamentos e livros digitais .
Mar 04, Jenni McReddie rated it really liked it Shelves: Touching story of how two courageous children make an incredible journey during the terrifying apartheid in South Africa. Very short story, but has so much potential for further learning.
View 1 comment. Aug 01, Erin Reilly-Sanders rated it liked it Shelves: While this short little novel was an interesting peak into living conditions in South Africa, I found it to be a little didactic.
The story seemed somewhat unbelievable, as if the author wanted to show us about South Africa and this was simply the method she chose to use. The lack of consideration for how to get home again and the costs of eating and lodging in the city is maybe explained by the country upbringing of the children, but the story also suggests that the hospital was so outrageously While this short little novel was an interesting peak into living conditions in South Africa, I found it to be a little didactic.
The lack of consideration for how to get home again and the costs of eating and lodging in the city is maybe explained by the country upbringing of the children, but the story also suggests that the hospital was so outrageously expensive that here was not really anything the mother could do if she returned, expect to be there with her child before she died. The encounters with other characters arranged and too convenient, although it Nov 21, Imogen Walker rated it it was amazing.
I read this book to my year 4 class whilst on my second year placement. Our topic for the term was the Apartheid, this book was great as it helped give the children a better understanding, as well as it being about young children in that time, therefore more meaningful for them. Great book. Jun 07, Belinda rated it really liked it.
Apr 03, Laura Krooswyk rated it really liked it. This book gives the reader a small taste of what apartheid was like in South Africa! Apr 14, Sarah Lee rated it it was ok.
Such an important book about a moment in African history. Amazing how times have changed - when I was first teaching this was definitely a KS3 book. Now, and rightly, it's being taught in KS2. Mar 24, Shel rated it liked it Shelves: Naidoo, B. A South African Story. New York: While on their journey the children are helped by several other black people Naidoo, B. While on their journey the children are helped by several other black people along the way, but are cautioned about the rules of apartheid that are strictly enforced in the city.
They also are exposed to the class and power relations and learn of the hope and rebellions for social change, most notably the Soweto Uprising of While the narrative is both short and fast-paced there are some plot holes. For example, at the very beginning of the story, Naledi and Tiro decide that because they would get in trouble for asking for money to pay for a telegram, they should walk to Johannesburg, a city over kilometers away.
Published during the height of Apartheid in the mids, this book was banned in South Africa until This would be a wonderful book to use to help students think globally about issues of power and class. It could also be the basis for doing a comparison between Apartheid and segregation in the U.
Activities to do with the book: Similar themes include class divisions by race, segregation and apartheid, police abuse and brutality, the fight for civil rights, protests, etc. It could specifically trigger a lesson on protests like the Soweto Uprising, in which students protested the structurally racist and oppressive education system and were killed. Favorite Quotes: When our buses are full, their buses are half empty.
Image how useful it would be if she became a doctor, especially in their own village. She could even look after her own family. On their journey they experience the oppressive and harsh realities of the apartheid including the segregation by colour, the Pass laws that require all black people to carry a passbook at all times and the extreme poverty alongside so much wealth.
On their journey, the children also experience kindness, bravery and hope. Through meeting Grace they learn about the struggle against the unfair system of the apartheid and the uprising of students against the treatment of black people.
It inspires Naledi to want to share her story and whilst, raising poignant questions regarding the brutal and controlling system of government, the novel ends on a hopeful note that things can perhaps change. I read this book with my year 5 class in a multicultural school, who were shocked and amazed that such discrimination against people based on race happened so recently. It has prompted some lively discussions as well as provided a strong platform for engaging literacy lessons and cross curricular activities for half a term.
The story is incredibly moving and also beautifully written. It has been a great inspiration for teaching children to use subordinate clauses and using setting to convey emotions.
We have used it as a basis for topic work - dressed the room and created an impressive visual display, studied South Africa including its geographical features and compared them with the features of England.
The children have created stories and monologues from the perspective of the main characters and then performed these to create podcasts.
We have undertaken role play and the children have written their own endings to the story. Don't underestimate this short and easy read. I actually almost have up on it because this first time I tried reading it I got confused by the characters and went to sleep!
I tried again tonight and I read the whole thing in one sitting! What's great about this book is that on the surface it's a simple story. A couple of black South African kids travel to the city in search of their mom because their younger sister is sick. Seems simple enough, right?
Well, you get to know and begin to care about Don't underestimate this short and easy read. Well, you get to know and begin to care about the two kids quickly. After a series of adventures, they end up finding their mom and return to the village. Together they manage to get medical help for their sister. On the surface it's a simple story. In reality, if you dig deeper, you will learn that this was a journey of self-discovery and awareness for them.
They learned firsthand about apartheid because in Johannesburg they experienced it! They finally saw what their mother's job is like. They accidentally got on the white bus and were yelled at and were told they were stupid.
They meet a girl who introduced them to the idea of freedom. They realized that there is a lot about South Africa that they don't know, which their schools are not teaching them.
It's a beautiful story. It won't be an easy read for kids to understand because in order to really get it kids will need to have some background on South Africa. It might be hard, at first, for them to keep the characters straight, since I even struggled with that as an adult. But it's worth all the extra work because the story has so much depth and complexity and kids will enjoy learning and talking about this. It is much more relevant than we think.
Sep 23, zabarj rated it really liked it Shelves: A short, but engrossing journey of two siblings Naledi and Tiro, who journey from Johannesburg to Jo'Burg because their baby sister has become very ill. In Jo'Burg, they find their mother, who works for a white family. The brother and sister mature very quickly from their trip to and from Jo'Burg because they learn more about the world around them, what their peers are fighting for, and the realities that are forced upon them.
The reading level is S guided reading level , but the conte Summary: The reading level is S guided reading level , but the content is a bit more mature. There is really nice character development and vivid imagery which lends itself to readers creating drawings or paintings, allowing them to interpret their own parts of the book.
Both Naledi and Tiro, who by age are still children, suddenly grow and mature This book fits in with a couple categories of children's literature. What makes this book an international piece of literature is that it is about another country, South Africa, written and published in English.
Although most children have not lived long, if ever, in the country if their family's origin, they may feel a connection to it. This book also helps readers to learn more about history as it is told through the characters' story.
At the time of its publication, the book described contemporary conditions in South Africa. The events described in Naidoo's book are significant from an historical perspective. Jun 26, Lydia rated it liked it. A South African Story, written by Beverley Naidoo , is about the journey a brother and sister, Naledi and Tiro, have to take to Johannesburg to try and find there mother as the little sister has become ill.
Mma, the children's mother, works in Johannesburg which is km from their village. The book is set in the time of the Apartheid in South Africa and goes through the different things which are different today for black people. I used this book within my Year 4 literacy le Journey to Jo'burg: I used this book within my Year 4 literacy lessons and I thought it was a great way to get the children aware of what was happening in South Africa in the time of the Apartheid.
It opened up great discussions and the children were wanting to ask questions relating to it. We were able to complete a number of activities relating to the book such as, writing a diary entry as if they were Naledi, thinking of different items they could take on their journey and doing a conscience alley and role play by giving advice on whether Naledi and Tiro should go.
I would use this book as a whole class read for their literacy work. I would not really recommend the children to read it independently as they will probably would not understand what is going on, without understand the Apartheid. I would use this book in KS2 especially with years 3 and 4.
May 12, Jay rated it really liked it Shelves: Set in South Africa, Naledi, a thirteen year old girl and her younger brother travel from their small village km to get their mother who works in Johannesburg because their baby sister is very ill. They get help along the way from a number of people. In the process, Naledi learns about Apartheid from first hand experiences and stories from her friends.
The book ends with her determined to speak with the older children at school and learn more. I think the book was a bit unrealistic in that Set in South Africa, Naledi, a thirteen year old girl and her younger brother travel from their small village km to get their mother who works in Johannesburg because their baby sister is very ill.
I think the book was a bit unrealistic in that one would expect a thirteen year old to know a bit about Apartheid. But it seems like a good introduction for American children on the subject. The charcoal drawings are very well done, especially in their portrayal of emotions. My father is from South Africa originally and I still have family there, so I was interested in seeing how whites were portrayed in this book.
They are portrayed as not exactly horrible people but somewhere near there - "I can't possibly let you go today Oct 01, Sara Darr rated it it was amazing. I really enjoyed this book but wish it could have been longer! It is set in South Africa at the time of the Apartheid and tells the story of two courageous young children Naledi and Tiro who are worried that their baby sister Dineo will die.
So they set off from their village and travel to Jo'burg, determined to bring their mother back to care for their baby sister. It deals with the main theme of prejudice and racism as well as family, love and empathy.
It is a really simple and heartfelt story I really enjoyed this book but wish it could have been longer! It is a really simple and heartfelt story that contains powerful subject matter for children to explore and discuss in the classroom.
In literacy there are many activities the children undertake such as to write a formal letter to the government addressing their view of apartheid, write a letter to their Mma Mother's mistress about how she is being treated, write a report as a journalist about the events taking place, write a playscript and then incorporating drama by acting it out.
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I bought this book as I remember reading it as a child and it was one of them books that stayed with me. The book is basically about a brother and sister who live in a poor economy in Africa their younger sister is very ill so they decide to travel the distance some miles to get their mum working there to send money for her children and bring her home incase their sister dies.
Unfortunately the path isn't simple and they soon become aware of the troubles and racism their country is facing I bought this book as I remember reading it as a child and it was one of them books that stayed with me.
Unfortunately the path isn't simple and they soon become aware of the troubles and racism their country is facing and it seems bringing their mum home is only the beginning of their problems. The book doesn't sugar coat anything and it makes you see how hard and bad the living situation was and let's face it still is and if that wasn't hard enough the racism they faced as well it really opens your eyes, it's not hard to see why I remembered it.
The book is written really well and it's definitely one that will stay with me. Jul 28, Kitty rated it it was amazing. Spell binding story about the journey two children undertake to find their mother and bring her home.
It focuses on their expereiences and the courage and determination they show. At its core is a prevading sense of an apartheid South Africa. It is moving, sad and exhilirating, all at the same time. Banned at the time by the government in South Africa, it also educational and contains lots of information about the author and her experiences, apartheid and a glossary of African words.
I loved explo Spell binding story about the journey two children undertake to find their mother and bring her home. I think this would be a great book for a typical Primary year 6 class which can be related to not only Literacy but Topic Africa and also History Apartheid - good cross curricular links too PHSE.
Recommended ages - Mar 12, Juliet Jarrett added it. We are reading this book as an in-class novel but it's read independently. It is actually pretty good so far! This book is about to siblings, Naledi and Tiro, and their baby sister Dineo is very sick.
Now they must go and tell their mother this, but there is one small problem. Their mother lives and works miles away in Johannesburg. This book is about their trip to Jo'burg to rescue their sister. They go through all these obsticales to get there. They get caught stealing food, they loose the We are reading this book as an in-class novel but it's read independently.
They get caught stealing food, they loose their way to get to a safe place, but finally they I won't tell you! Guess you will just have to read it and find out!
Sep 26, Anneke rated it really liked it.
This is a book about two teenage trying to save their little brother by traveling a long journey, on their way they stole oranges, sneaked into someone's yard and slept in there and they very luckily got picked up by a truck. The book has got a interesting plot, and tells the readers the story in a very direct way.
The caffeine and aftershock have set in and his teeth are chattering, his heart is fluttering and his hands are trembling. He watches the mad backgammon players three seats away as they click-clack, click-clack their tiles on the table top. Some shop fronts have been vandalised, jagged glass lies everywhere and the owners are staring into space.
They are still in their gowns and slippers, their hair dishevelled. Grey, pre-stressed dwellings claw up into the sky at random, and the lift shafts hum as people descend from their shoe-box homes to download milk, or go to work.
In the distance, you hear the council lorries with their trash collectors in orange overalls swinging from the tailgates like noisy, cheerful Knights of Mardi Gras. Fontana — home of the famous all-night brown chicken. The Famous Brown Chicken Hillbrow.
No piece on this area can be complete without a short eulogy on the Fontana brown chicken and the man behind it all, Taki Xenopoulos. By providing all-night services at his outlet in Highpoint, the geographical centre of Hillbrow, and baking always-fresh bread rolls, Taki has created a money-spinning cult which now sees Fontana as the last stop after a long session of carousing.
To the hoboes and slobs it provides a well-lit forecourt where they can be safe, away from the human beasts who hunt in the small hours of the night. I said we would never need it because we were never going to close. I was happy and still able to spend fifty percent of my time on the shop floor. They like to see a friendly face. Like most of South Africa, Hillbrow is a work in progress.