The World Beneath

25489059Eleven-year-old Joshua is growing up in South Africa in 1976. Because he is living as a young black boy during apartheid, he is not equal to the white people living around him. One day, by chance, Joshua meets a freedom fighter who is escaping the police and invites him home. While listening to the stories of the freedom fighter,  Joshua learns the harsh reality of rebelling against power. As he becomes more involved in the fight for freedom, he struggles to understand his role in society. In this richly historic novel young readers will get a glimpse into the world of apartheid South Africa through a young perspective.  amo
Title: The World Beneath
Author: Janice Warman
: Candlewick Press
: 2014
Original Language
: English
: 978-0-7636-7856-2
Hardcover pages
: 176
Age range
: 10-14
: Historical Fiction
Book setting
: South Africa
Author’s ethnicity
: South African
Author’s residence
: England
: Apartheid, Human Rights, South Africa

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