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Singing the Truth –  The Story Of Mirian Makeba born in the Apartheid days in South Africa in the townships of Johannesburg. Her singing talent took her to fame around the world, but as a black South African she was outspoken against the apartheid and was thrown out of her own country. Only when freedom …

 
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A Dancer’s Tale: The Story of Phyllis Spira – An inspiring tale about the life of Phyllis Spira, renowned South African dancer, who dedicated her later life to free dance programs for underprivileged children. Another great Creative Commons book from Bookdash. By: Samantha Cutler, Thea Nicole de Klerk   Text and Images from A Dancer’s Tale: The …

 
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A Tiny Seed – Wangari Maathai understood that a lot can be achieved for the world by planting a tiny seed and letting it grow. Through her belief and her dreams for her country and people, she became the first black woman to win the Nobel Prize. This inspiring true story for children is brought …

 
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Graca’s Dream – The Story Of Graca Machel – The inspiring story of Graca Machel’s dream for proper education for the children of Mozambique, and her unwavering dedication to instil a love of reading and learning in the new generations in her country and the African continent. Another great creative commons book from bookdash. Sample …

 
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Zanele Situ Story biography for kids

Zanele Situ’s Story is the true story of the first African woman to win a gold medal at the paralympics, an amazing story of overcoming disability and achieving success despite extreme difficulty. As a young girl Zanele Situ was told that she would never walk again. Loving sports she was very sad. But being in …

 
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Queen of Soweto – 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. This book …

 
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The Cottonwool Doctor children's non-fiction book free

The cottonwool doctor, a children’s non-fiction book, provides the story of Magaret Ann Bulkly, who became Dr James Barry. This exciting and inspiring biography details the career of a woman who pretended to be a man so she could be a Doctor. Another great free children’s book from BookDash The Cottonwool Doctor: The story of …

 
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Ayra in the cockpit - early grade non-fiction

Arya in the cockpit – a fact based children’s story tells of a little girl’s dream to be a pilot. Along the way we meet many figures from women’s history in aviation and find out about their achievements. An inspiring Level two story brought to us by Pratham children’s books and Storyweaver. Author: Nandita Jayaraj …

 
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Jadav - children's nonfiction - biography

Jadav ‘Mulai’ Payeng Biography – Jadav and The Tree Place is a children’s non-fiction book covering the story of Jadav ‘Mulai’ Payeng,  a man who created a forest, by planting one tree at a time. This is an inspiring biography for children including lots of information about environmental friendly actions. Another great non-fiction children’s storybook …

 
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Anna’s Extraordinary Experiments with Weather is a biography for children in elementary school. Anna Mani is a famous Indian meteorologist, who invented many meteorological measuring instruments. This book is brought to us by Pratham’s Storyeweaver licensed under creative commons. The book is rated English Level 3 suited for young children who can read on their …

 
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