Age Range: 4 – 7 years
Mama has wonderful news – she has found a new job, and a new house nearby. But Jamela is not impressed. She likes her old house so much that is where she wants to stay. On the day of the move after everything and everyone were ready, Jamela was no where to be found. Where is Jamela?
Niki Daly's groundbreaking Not So Fast, Songololo, winner of a Parent's Choice Award, paved the way for post-apartheid South African children's books. Jamela's Dress, first in the Jamela series, was another milestone book, chosen by the ALA as a Notable Children's Book and by Booklist as one of the Top 10 African American Picture Books of 2000, and winning both the Children's Literature Choice Award and the Parent's Choice Silver Award. He lives in Mowbray, a bustling Cape Town suburb.