A Cageful of Butterflies

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Maskew Miller Longman Pty. (South Africa) (Originally Published by Bodley Head Children's Books 1995)
  • Character-Building Curriculum
  • Social Studies Curriculum

Mponyane, a deaf and dumb Zulu boy is left with a white family when his grandfather can no longer care for him. As he struggles to understand the mystery of why the family is shunned and the young son is bullied, he will take an incredible adventure and make the ultimate sacrifice.  This is a story set in Africa amidst the injustice of  Apartheid.

978-0636012936   99 pages  Ages  10 and up

Recommended by:  Carole Soden, (semi-retired) Library Media Specialist, California USA

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