The book is inspired by the Xhosa and Zulu word “ubuntu,” meaning “I am, because you are,” according to the publisher’s note, and is “a concept of shared humanity, compassion, and oneness.”
The story has a strong message of kindness and togetherness in the sparse text, which is ideal for reading aloud with younger readers and early independent readers.
Moahloli’s work makes for a stunning picture book for young readers and their grown-ups that focuses on our shared sense of community.
Rights: sold ww Portuguese, ww Arabic, Turkish and English World sold to Amazon Crossing in co-operation with the Lennon-Ritchie Agency.
Genre: Children’s fiction
Publisher: PanMacmillan, South Africa
Format: 32 pages
Publishing date: September 2020
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