A Girl Named Disaster by Nancy Farmer.
A coming-of-age novel based in Mozambique, where an unwanted girl named Disaster sets out alone to find her long-lost father. A great adventure.
No Turning Back by Beverley Naidoo.
When abuse at home becomes too much for 12-year-old Sipho, he runs away to the streets of Johannesburg and learns to survive in the post-apartheid world.
The Ear, the Eye and the Arm by Nancy Farmer.
A futuristic adventure that takes place in Zimbabwe.
The Warm Place by Nancy Farmer.
Ruva, a young female giraffe, is kidnapped and shipped to a poorly kept zoo in America. She is determined to return to Africa and find her mother. Some reviewers have compared this story with James and the Giant Peach.