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Read Around the World: South Africa

We're a little over halfway through the schoolyear now. Don't forget to take time to

 Read Around the World

This month, let's travel to South Africa. Wouldn't you love to see whales, go on safari, or see Table Mountain?

South Africa Map  South Africa Flag

Let's take a look at some books that can transport us across the globe:


Juvenile Fiction:

The White Giraffe  The White Giraffe by Lauren St. John

After a fire kills her parents, eleven-year-old Martine must leave England to live with her grandmother on a wildlife game reserve in South Africa, where she befriends a mythical white giraffe.


Picture Books:

The Soccer Fence  The Soccer Fence: A Story of Friendship, Hope and Apartheid in South Africa by Phil Bildner

Each time Hector watches white boys playing soccer in Johannesburg, South Africa, he dreams of playing on a real pitch one day. After the fall of apartheid, when he sees the 1996 Africa Cup of Nations team, he knows that his dream can come true.



South Africa  South Africa by Claire Throp

This book briefly examines the history, people, and environment of the country of South Africa.