With roughly 8 out of every 10 learners not able to understand what they are reading – we have a reading crisis in South Africa. What can we do about this? It starts with every individual in every home and school in South Africa.
Do you wish there were more books about kick-ass female heroes to share with your kids? Superwoman is all well and good but this book is the real deal. Real women doing extraordinary and inspiring things.
With the growth in diagnosis of children on the autism spectrum comes a growth of books for autistic children. Whether they are self-help manuals or feature an autistic hero or children battling anxiety issues, these books are so welcome and helpful in growing awareness and understanding of autism.
What are the top book trends in children’s literature for 2017? Last year it was all Harry Potter and the wizard world returning through the Cursed Child books 1 and 2, graphic novels, colouring-in books and superheroes.
Teens who vandalised a historical African American school building in Virginia, USA, with racist, antisemitic and obscene graffiti were sentenced to read 35 books about racism, gender equality and anti-semitism.