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Journey to Jo'burg
Narrated by C.M. Smith
Illustrated by Eric Velasquez
Written by Beverley Naidoo

Mma lives and works in Johannesburg, far from the village thirteen-year-old Naledi and her younger brother, Tiro, call home. When their baby sister suddenly becomes very sick, Naledi and Tiro know that they need to bring their mother back in order to save their sister’s life. Bravely, secretly, they set off on the long journey to the big city to find Mma.

It isn’t until they finally reach Jo’burg that they see up close what life is like for black citizens across South Africa—and begin to really question the unfair and dangerous laws of apartheid.

Chapters 1 to 3  (14 min. at normal speed)
Chapters 4 to 6  (15 min. at normal speed
Chapters 7 to 9  (16 min. at normal speed
Chapters 10 to 12  (18 min. at normal speed)
Chapters 13 to 15
 (16 min. at normal speed)

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