Book Review – Torchbearers

Torchbearers – a series of four books by Wendy Maartens published by Penguin Random House in SA in 2021.

These remarkable books each hold the stories of three South African women who have been exceptional achievers in widely differing activities, from poetry to sport by way of political activism and law. We have been waiting a long time for this recognition of our female heroes!

They are beautifully written and illustrated and the text and balance of information is perfect for Grades 5-7 – and beyond. They are short enough to be read in one sitting, detailed enough to give adequate information – and so well produced that no reader can resist them. Highly recommended


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