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Beads and Braids

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Lindiwe loves the feel of her mother's fingers braiding her hair, but her mother has HIV. Lindiwe must learn to get along with her hardened older cousin if they are going to work together for their family.
Paperback, 28 pages
Published May 6th 2007 by Shuter and Shooter (first published 2007)
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Jun 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Beads and Braids is a very heart-moving, modern story by LeAnne Hardy suitable for upper KS2 and above.

Set in Africa where there is an alarming rate of HIV amongst young adults and children, this is a story about Lindiwe and her family - dealing with HIV and its terrible consequences. The story follows Lindiwe’s voice and we soon realise how important her pretty braids and the beads given to her by her dead father are as a link with the happy time before illness tore her family apart. Loss is f
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Although I grew up in the Midwest of the United States, I have lived in six countries on four continents. I have sipped cream tea in Oxfordshire, eaten stewed goat at a Mozambican wedding, slid down rocks in a Mato Grosso river and shopped at Mall of America. My books for children and young people come out of my cross-cultural experiences and my passion to use story to convey spiritual truths in a ...more
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