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Written by Shudufhadzo Musida
Illustrated by Chantelle and Burgen Thorne


Shudu’s happy and carefree childhood seems very far away when she moves towns and is bullied by her new classmates for being an outsider. But her special friendships help her feel like she belongs. Deep inside, Shudu has a spark, a special kind of strength that she didn’t even know was there. She finds her voice and can be herself.


I am Shudu is an empowering coming-of-age story that will inspire readers to celebrate who they are and to dream big dreams!


“Your voice matters.
You just have to be yourself.”
Shudufhadzo Musida

I am Shudu: Finding my Voice, Knowing my Strength