In 1976 South Africa, unarmed black high-school students were killed during the Soweto uprising, a series of organised protests involving thousands of students opposing a new law that threatened their English-speaking education.
It’s a fairly safe bet that young readers have heard of Nelson Mandela and are, at least superficially, aware of South Africa and its former regime of apartheid. But it’s not often a book comes along to bring that regime to life in print.
A fantastic and absorbing read.
2017 Canadian Children’s Book Centre Awards for Historical Fiction
Readers who love the fast pace and high stakes of dystopian teen literature should snag this book.
Winter 2017’s Must-Read Contemporary Young Adult Books: Immigration, Race Riots, and Dystopian Realities
The Children’s Africana Book Awards (CABA) are presented annually by the Howard University in Washington to the authors and illustrators of the best children’s and young adult books on Africa published in the U.S.
It has an in-the-moment, documentary feel that puts historical realism and authenticity first.
The Globe and Mail
A riveting and
Expertly researched and equally well written, When Morning Comes is the kind of story that will make you smile, make you think, and maybe even make you cry