Written by SHUDUFHADZO ABIGAIL MUSIDA
Illustrated by CHANTELLE AND BURGEN THORNE
Ants and mosquitoes are all the same. But every human being is unique. Shudu is telling her story so that you can know this: if you feel different from everyone else, it might feel scary. But it means you have a special place in this world and the rest of us need you because you are perfect. Being different is a gift. Celebrate your magic! The spotlight on global bullying has highlighted the devastating effect sustained torment has on children. Shudu’s story teaches us all that we can ask for help and stand up for ourselves. Children, like adults, need to be treated with respect.
In this courageous and beautiful book, Miss South Africa, Shudufhadzo Musida, tells the story of her beginnings; of a singing and dancing and chatty girl in a small village named Ha-Vhangani, surrounded by love and most especially by her mum and Gogo Gugu. But things go wrong for Shudu when she moves to a new town and she is bullied by her classmates. Read how Shudu overcomes her sadness and her challenges, and becomes a girl, and then an adult, who has learned to love herself!
Rights: World Rights available, excl English South African
Genre: Children’s fiction
Publisher: Jacana Media, South Africa
Format: 32 pages, fc illustrated
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