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The Gospel singer's message (Key Readers, Purple level)
by B. Townsend
Mercy's secret is out and everyone is whispering about her until the class invites Loveness Khumalo to talk to them about being HIV positive. Illustrated by Anja Kotzuba. Ages 7-10.
paperback, 14 pages
Published 2008 by Shuter and Shooter, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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The story of Mercy’s fear that people will find out her parents died of AIDS feels like nothing more than a jumping off point for Loveness Khumalo to speak. I would have preferred a real story of Loveness Khumalo.