After years of working within the established educational and trade children’s book establishment, Reviva Schrembrucker have decided to explore a new avenue. She is still passionate about creating reading material for young people but who says it has to be on paper between two cardboard covers? Making an e-books means having control of the process from start to finish. It means not having to compromise on your particular vision. It means you can reach people everywhere.
A trip in 2011 to Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Swaziland in a 1988 model Land Cruiser with a tent on its roof provided me with a wonderful opportunity to make books. Books that portray the genuine lives of children in those countries. Books that celebrate their life styles and their environment.
Where are the Zimbabwe Ruins in our children’s books? Where are the streets of out-of-the-way towns and cities? Where are the small details that take the generic, arm’s-length “this is how they live” representations to a different level? African children texting from the Zimbabwe ruins, African children playing chess, African children at restaurants. And these are not privileged children but children from working class homes.
Now we have them! On CD-rom three books on the Children of Southern Africa. A lovely reading experience for all.
Please join us as Reviva will show us her great stories today!