Take Your Place, You Belong


ISBN: 9780241547687

Author: Karen Theunissen

Ages: 3-6 years

Take your Place, You Belong is a rhyming picture book that tells the story of two best friends who face discrimi-nation on the playground because they look different from one another. This book explores themes of empathy, heroism, friendship and identity. It helps children, parents and teachers alike, discuss the often all too difficult issues around race, diversity and the hurt caused by discrimination. Karen Theunissen’s first book I have Brown Skin and Curly Hair was listed as one of Brittle Paper’s 50 notable books of 2020 and as one of the ‘70 books to read before you grow up’ by Exclusive Books in 2021. It has also been shortlisted under the children’s category for the SA Book Awards.

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