Eing denied their rights to vote The Illustrations Are Done In *a Beautiful Watercolor are done in *a beautiful watercolor are not very colorful which fits the *beautiful watercolor and are not very colorful which fits the well I would recommend this for young children to start learning about this history The Day Gogo Went to Vote is a book giving an insight into the introduction of the nonwhite majority being able to vote in South Africa Sisulu has first hand nowledge of the voting polls and wrote the book to try and capture the event for her family This book is a great way for children to understand the injustice in regards to black rights in South Africa and understand the injustice in regards to black rights in South Africa and the rest of the world However if using it as a text in class it is important to provide children with access to books where BAME characters are seen to be thriving in a normal life setting rather than being constantly portrayed as less advantagedWhat I really like about this book apart from the shared liberation with Gogo and of course Sisulu herself is the fact that it describes ey terms such as toyi toyi at the start of the book Not only this but it describes how to pronounce the words This allows everyone who reads it an ability to access the content of the book regardless of their race or culture In doing this it only further emphasises the inclusion and acceptance that the nonwhite majority should have received during the Aparthied This is a moving book about the historical event of black people being given the right to vote in South Africa in 1944 The story is seen through the eyes of a little girl Thembi who at the start of the story expresses her love and care for her Grandmother Gogo We see the story capture the emotional relationship between the two characters as Thembi supports her Grandmother in her wanting to leave her community in order to vote Although Gogo is very sick she shows Thembi the importance of everybody having a right to have their say and the whole community support Gogo s actions with big celebrations once she votes The fact Wilson has used oil pastels for her illustrations adds to the effect of the time the event took place as they are not of fine line bright illustrations we would see in most picture books today As well as children learning about the incredible milestone in South African history through story it could also encourages children to talk to their grandparents about any historical or big event that has happened in their lives Children could bring these stories to the classroom and shar. A Gogo has not left home for years not even to attend church The day Gogo went to vote South Africa April Get this from a library The day Gogo went to vote South Africa April Elinor Sisulu; Sharon Wilson Thembi and her beloved great grandmother who has not left the house for many years go together to vote on the momentous day when black South Africans are allowed to vote for the first time The day Gogo went to vote South Africa April The day Gogo went to vote South Africa April Sisulu Elinor Contributors Wilson Sharon Sharon R Book volumes unpaged Place Hold holds copy SummaryReview Thembi and her beloved great grandmother who has not left the house for many years The Day Gogo Went to Vote | Reading Rockets The Day Gogo Went to Vote Elinor Batezat Sisulu Sharon Wilson When Thembi's family learns that South Africa will hold elections her year old grandmother announces that she too will vote now that she has the opportunity This story of uiet determination pays tribute to the people of South Africa and the privilege of casting a ballot Pastel sketches convey the joy and warmth of the. This is a moving book about South Africa s first election in 1994 where a grandmother shows her granddaughter just how important it is to have the right to vote We should all read it and be inspired to utilize our right to vote here in the USA This book was about a young girl and her grandma Gogo and her grandmother voting Gogo was old and had many experiences in her life she also had many basic rights denied Nelson Mandela was running for president in South Africa and Gogo was determined to do whatever she had in order to vote The girl s family found someone with a vehicle and the family borrowed the car in order to drive Gogo to the voting location After she voted Gogo felt proud and excited This book is a great book to use in a civil rights unit The Day Gogo Went to Vote by Elinor Batezat Sisulu is a picture book about a historical event of voting for the president of South Africa It is seen through the eyes of a little girl named Thembi The story starts off with Thembi talking about how her Gogo means so much to her and what they do together Gogo is Thembi s grandmother who is 100 years old who watches her when her parents go to work The story is placed in 1994 in South Africa when a new government and president is about to be elected Gogo is very old but wants to vote since black people in South Africa Have Fought For Many fought for many for the right to vote and it will be her first time to vote for their own leaders and it could be her last The story continues on Gogo and Thembi s journey on how to get Gogo to go vote since she cannot walk or stand for long This story is a moving testament to the courage of the South African people The pictures are portrayed through pastel illustrations that correlate with the text as each page goes on This uplifting book shows children what a democracy means which is important to learn about at a young age The pictures show long lines of people waiting in them to vote for the first time in their lives The pictures are very detailed and add to the text for children to have a better picture of what is going on The moving story of Thembi and Gogo s experience on voting I highly recommend to children who are learning about democracy and voting for the first time It will show children how people struggled all their lives for the right to vote and how *people worked so hard for that freedom i *worked so hard for that freedom I the story was portrayed really well and it was an easy read It was very intere. The Day Gogo Went to Vote YouTube Work Jazz Relaxing Saxophone Music for Work and Study Calm Cafe Music Cafe Music BGM channel watching Live now The Day Gogo Went to Vote Read By Avery RDG MW The Day Gogo Went to Vote By Elinor Batezat Sisulu Illustrated By Sharon Wilson Read By Avery Sutton The Day Gogo Went to Vote South Africa Gogo had never left the yard' even to go to church since the long
"Ago Day When She Had "day when she had humiliated and shouted at by a man at the pensions office When the day comes Thembi experiences one extraordinary event after another Wearing their best clothes she and Gogo ride in a rich store owner's Benz a machine makes Gogo's hands look blue press cameras flash her parents cry THE DAY GOGO WENT TO VOTE | Kirkus Reviews The poignant story of a black South African gogo or grandmother who after generations of struggle votes in the historic democratic elections of Gogo shocks her granddaughter who narrates as well as the rest of the family when she expresses her wish to vote; exiled by the indignities of apartheid and the infirmities of old age ``Mandela is a young.