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From Cape Town 30 Aug 2014

A Tiny Seed by Nicola Rijsdijk & Maya Marshak

In a village on the slopes of Mount Kenya, a little girl worked in the fields with her mother. She worried as she saw the big forests disappearing, but she knew the power of a tiny seed.

The story of Wangari Maathai, created at Book Dash Cape Town on 30 August 2014 by Nicola Rijsdijk and Maya Marshak.

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Miss Helen’s Magical World by Jacqui L’Ange, Wendy Morison, and Nadene Kriel

This is the story of Helen Martins’ battle against darkness, told by one of the creatures she loved best, the wise old owl.

The story of Helen Martins, created at Book Dash Cape Town on 30 August 2014 by Jacqui L’Ange, Wendy Morison, and Nadene Kriel.

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A Dancer’s Tale by Samantha Cutler, Thea Nicole De Klerk, and Roberto Pita

Phyllis Spira was dancing by the age of four. That was just the beginning of her journey towards becoming one of South Africa’s Prima Ballerinas.

The story of Phyllis Spira, created at Book Dash Cape Town on 30 August 2014 by Samantha Cutler, Thea Nicole De Klerk, and Roberto Pita.

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Zanele Situ: My Story by Liz Sparg, Jesse Breytenbach, and Andy Thesen

As a young girl Zanele Situ was told that she would never walk again. Being in a wheelchair did not stop her. She worked and trained hard and became a winning athlete on the world stage. This is her story…

The story of Zanele Situ, created at Book Dash Cape Town on 30 August 2014 by Liz Sparg, Jesse Breytenbach, and Andy Thesen.

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Singing the Truth by Louwrisa Blaauw, Jade Mathieson, and Bianca de Jong

Learn about the amazing life of a little girl who grew up to use her gift of singing to help bring freedom to South Africa.

The story of Miriam Makeba, created at Book Dash Cape Town on 30 August 2014 by Louwrisa Blaauw, Jade Mathieson, and Bianca de Jong.

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Sindiwe and the Fireflies by Tess Gadd, Cherene Pienaar, and Jano Strydom

There once was a girl named Sindiwe Magona. She had a special gift for stories. At night, little Sindiwe’s grandmother told her magical stories about ogres and giants, animals of the forests and the little creatures of the veld. This was Sindiwe’s favourite time. See how she grows up to live out her own adventures and she travels over oceans to change the world with her stories. 

The story of Sindiwe Magona, created at Book Dash Cape Town on 30 August 2014 by Tess Gadd, Cherene Pienaar, and Jano Strydom.

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Queen of Soweto by Jessica Taylor, Mia du Plessis and Marli Fourie

Basetsana Kumalo is a beauty queen, but she’s also so much more. She teaches us that true beauty is about having a heart filled with love and generosity. Her story shows us that if you have courage and determination, you can achieve your dreams – whatever they may be.

The story of Basetsana Kumalo, created at Book Dash Cape Town on 30 August 2014 by Jessica Taylor, Mia du Plessis and Marli Fourie.

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Graca’s Dream by Karlien de Villiers, Marike le Roux and Melissa Fagan

The inspiring story of Graça Machel, and her dream to instill a love for reading and learning in the children of Mozambique and the rest of Africa.

Created at Book Dash Cape Town on 30 August 2014 by Melissa Fagan (writer), Karlien de Villiers (illustrator) and Marike le Roux (designer).

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Together We’re Strong by Liesl Jobson, Alice Toich and Nazli Jacobs

From the day she was born to the day she died, Albertina Sisulu lived a life of love and sacrifice. A brave girl who rode a horse, she was a blessing to her family, to her community and to South Africa. This story of a unique and powerful woman, who stood up for her beliefs no matter what, will inspire and enchant.

The story of Albertina Sisulu, created at Book Dash Cape Town on 30 August 2014 by Liesl Jobson, Alice Toich and Nazli Jacobs.

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