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Sahwira: An African Friendship

By Kristen Breck, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Intense, dramatic story of an interracial friendship tested.

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Mature readers who enjoy historical fiction will learn much about the attitudes and life in Rhodesia during the 1960s. It's a meaty book for its depiction of racism and social strife, yet it also portrays thoughtful people -- both white and black -- struggling to do good.

However, the book will not be for every kid. The story is not action-packed; it's emotionally tense from the start, steeped in detail, and the two boys do not spend much time being kids and playing. Their world is serious and heady, and as such, young readers are required to be committed to the deep issues presented.

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