Title: Skin we are in (David Phillip)
Author: Sindiwe Magona and Nina G. Jablonski
Reviewer: Sarita Waller
A beautiful collaboration between story teller, scientist and illustrator as the children’s story is told alongside very understandable science about skin colour. The message that skin colour is not a determinant of what is in a person’s heart nor is the colour of skin indicative of a person’s level of intelligence…yes, this is an extremely important message for all. And so Njabulo and his friends work together on a recycling project in his Uncle Joshua’s scrapyard while learning that although different in appearance all people originated from the continent of Africa…many, many years ago. And while having fun the children also learn the importance of team work and the value of collaboration. And so this magical children’s book which is also a recommended read for adults concludes with a musical surprise!