Shudufhadzo Musida’s children’s book Shudu Finds Her Magic will be available in bookstores from September 2.
For every book sold, one will be donated to Childline South Africa and The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (Sadag) who help children with issues like bullying and depression.
Some of the copies will also be given to literacy organisations, among them Biblionef, which donate books to schools and libraries to help foster a love of reading.
The book, which is published by Jacana Media, is available in six languages –Afrikaans (Shudu Vind Haar Sprankel), English (Shudu Finds Her Magic), Sesotho (Shudu O Sibolla Boikgetho ba hae), Venda (Shudu u wana Vhuṱolo Hawe), Xhosa (uShudu u Fumanisa ukuba UnoMlingo) and Zulu (uShudu Uthola Umlingo Wakhe).
Aimed at children aged between the ages of four and nine year, the book is inspired by Miss South Africa’s childhood and the bullying she experienced when she moved to a new province and a new school.
“I hope that, through my story, you will find comfort in the fact that you are not alone, that you matter, that the world needs you! None of us are perfect, we were never meant to be, and that’s what makes us so special,” said Musida at the time of her book launch.
The Venda-born beauty will also be giving virtual school readings countrywide.
Musida has chosen her book as part of her Beauty with a Purpose project for Miss World 2021 in which she will be participating. The 70th edition of the Miss World pageant is on December 16 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.