Written by Jeremy Daniel (Jonathan Ball Publishers)
The inspiring ‘Road to Glory’ series covers some of South Africa’s top sporting legends as they set out on their journey to become national and international stars. From Siya Kolisi, Wayne Van Niekerk and Hashim Amla to AB De Villiers and Caster Semenya, this is a well-written range that shares these sports stars’ personal triumphs and setbacks. The perfect series for sports-loving kids who prefer facts to fiction.
The newest release is Road to Glory: Caster Semenya. Tracing her life from rural Limpopo to the University of Pretoria where she was noticed by coach Daniels who became her mentor and trainer, Caster’s story is of one of triumph over bullying and ostracism. Battling controversy over her gender on the track and in the media, she nevertheless went on to win gold at the 2016 Olympics, becoming an ambassador for South Africa. Age 9-12.