Custom Search 1

Books reviews: Black history, self love + more

MUST READ: The books to check out this week

Skin We Are In
Written by Sindiwe Magona and Nina G Jablonski (illustrated by Lynn Fellman)

One of South Africa’s literary stalwarts, Sindiwe Magona, has teamed up with well-renowned American scientist, Nina G Jablonski, to create a much-needed book about race and skin colour – for children.

Together with award-winning illustrator Lynn Fellman, the trio have researched, written and produced a lively and colourful book to educate children on the science behind skin colour. The essence of the story lies in the knowledge that despite appearances, on the inside we are all the same.

When asked why she embarked on the project, Jablonski cites the need for “accessible, authoritative scientific education” in the country and says that Magona was the only person to help fulfil her vision.

The Brighton Mermaid
Written by Dorothy Koomson

Teenagers Nell and Jude find the body of a young woman and when no one comes to claim her, she becomes known as the Brighton Mermaid. Nell is still struggling to move on when, three weeks later, Jude disappears.

Twenty- five years on, Nell is forced to quit her job to find out who the Brighton Mermaid really was – and what happened to her best friend that summer. But as Nell edges closer to the truth, dangerous things start to happen. Someone seems to be watching her every move, and soon she starts to wonder who in her life she can actually trust.

Black History activity books
Designed and illustrated by Andrew Lindo

The Black History activity books are designed to educate children using positive role models while stimulating their minds with puzzles and activities. Have fun learning while getting to know more about the greatest gures in black history. Figures include Bob Marley, Nelson Mandela and Rosa Parks.

Read every story in our hardcopy newspaper for free by downloading the app.

Facebook Comments