Pat Schwartz

​Summer Books 2016: Children’s books

Here are three children's books that are our top picks.

From urban roosters to warrior kings

Pat Schwartz reviews this autumn's books for youth.

Passion for justice shines through

Duncan's leadership role in the Black Sash was by no means the only one she played

Kagiso Lesego Molope is at odds with Percy Fitzpatrick

Author Kagiso Lesego Molope answers the M&G’s questions from Ottawa, Canada, where she now lives.

Youth’s themes and babyhood’s lessons

The annual Sanlam prize for youth literature attracts welcome additions to young adult literature, particularly the 2013 gold and silver winners.

The Keeper: The light must not go out

Light is shed on the keepers of secrets.

South African Zombie Apocalypse: A nauseating tale redeemed

'The Journal Of A South African Zombie Apocalypse' tells the story of courage, devotion and self-sacrifice, writes Pat Schwartz.

Compelling local reads have lessons for young and old

Pat Schwartz reviews 'In Search of Happiness' by Sonwabiso Ngcowa and 'May I Have This Dance' by Connie Manse Ngcaba.

Intrepid kids make reading fun

The heroes of several new books cross borders and take their young readers on exciting adventures.

The tragedies, trials and tribulations of being a teen today.

Young adult book lovers are in for a great reading summer.

A little bit of magic, an awful lot to love

Where did the idea come from for this tale of a schoolgirl who finds enchantment in a perfectly normal garden in a perfectly normal suburb?

Pirouetting in step with the world

An R8-million grant leaves the dazzling South ­African Mzansi Ballet company dancing on air.

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