‘Singing the Truth: The story of Miriam Makeba’ is a free book produced by the talented team at Sea Monster Entertainment Animation Studios in Cape Town, South Africa. The book was produced for the Book Dash initiative within a space of 12 hours. They were given the task to create a book based on a female role model in South Africa. For this they produced, designed and illustrated a book based on the life of Miriam Makeba, the late Mama Africa.
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About Book Dash
Book Dash is a newly formed initiative that brings some of South Africa’s best writers, illustrators and designers to help combat the country’s early-childhood literacy crisis.
“We believe every child should own a hundred books by the age of five,” says Book Dash founder Arthur Attwell. “In South Africa, that means giving 600 million free books to children who could never afford to buy them. Every day we lose, more children grow up unable to read and write well.”
With the steep cost of books, it’s a lot harder to make books accessible for everyone. By eliminating publishing cost and paying only for printing, the volunteer-based creates beautiful children’s books that are freely available print and distribute.
To learn more, visit: http://bookdash.org