A South African activist's story introduces children to the injustices of apartheid and to real-life heroism.
School Library JournalGr 7-9-The lives of two extraordinary individuals and their efforts on behalf of women, the downtrodden, and the impoverished are extensively detailed in these volumes. Both Ramphele and Bhatt have faced discrimination and discouragement, yet their courage and determination have yielded benefits for millions of people. Ramphele overcame gender and race prejudice to become a physician and worked alongside some of the most prominent leaders in South Africa fighting against apartheid. Bhatt transcended the barriers of the Indian caste system to empower the poorest self-employed women workers, leading them to unionize and establish a cooperative bank and an insurance program. Combining detailed biography with thorough descriptions of their subjects' public activities, these titles provide more information for this age group than other single sources. Small black-and-white photographs and maps with informative captions join sidebars and a well-designed layout to enhance the texts. Unfortunately, there are no pronunciation guides for the place and personal names. Short bibliographies underscore the paucity of information on these women outside of these volumes.-Ann G. Brouse, Big Flats Branch Library, NY Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
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