Update (January 2022): We won a Pendoring Award!
Currently available in all 11 South African languages plus French!
There’s magic in the air
as Mpumi and Jabu play.
They sign and laugh,
as they become friends.
“Oh what fun!” they say.
The sequel to Mpumi’s Magic Beads is here! The story follows the adventure that unfolds when Mpumi, a hearing girl, and Jabu, a Deaf boy, meet for the first time. They learn that even though we are all different, we are also the same in many ways. We love playing and reading, we love smiling and helping our family and friends. Everything about us makes us special.
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Hi Hopes, an early intervention partner for families of deaf and hard-of-hearing babies.
About the co-author
Claudine Storbeck has a PhD in Education Linguistics and has been working in the field of Deaf Education and Deaf Studies for over 27 years. She is a fluent signer and was honoured to be the South African Sign Language (SASL) interpreter for the inaugurations of both Presidents Mandela and Mbeki. Claudine has over 150 academic presentations and publications in almost 20 countries and has recently starting publishing children’s literature. She was named a world specialist in Deaf Education by the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) and is the Director and Associate Professor of the Centre for Deaf Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Bargain Books (physical purchase)
Bee You Kids, Canada (online purchase)
Book Circle Capital, Melville (online & physical purchase)
Book Lounge, Cape Town (online & physical purchase)
Clarke’s Bookshop, Cape Town (online & physical purchase)
CNA (online & physical purchase)
Ethnikids (online purchase)
Love Books, Melville (physical purchase)
New Africa Books (online purchase) All languages available.
Origins Publishers (online purchase)
Reader’s Warehouse (online purchase)
Snatcher (online purchase)
Takealot (online purchase)
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.