Annotations for Nelson Mandela


Baker & Taylor
Presents a biography of the former South African president best known for his political activism and fight to end apartheid.

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Baker & Taylor
Presents a biography of the former South African president best known for his political activism and relentless fight to end apartheid. By the award-winning illustrator of Henry's Freedom Box and Coretta Scott. 100,000 first printing.

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HARPERCOLL

In this picture book biography, award-winning author and illustrator Kadir Nelson tells the story of Mandela, a global icon, in poignant free verse and glorious illustrations. It is the story of a young boy's determination to change South Africa, and of the struggles of a man who eventually became the president of his country by believing in equality for all people, no matter the color of their skin. Readers will be inspired by Mandela's triumph and his lifelong quest to create a more just world.

An author's note at the back retells the story of Mandela's fight against apartheid in simple prose, and takes the story further, including Mandela's Nobel Peace Prize. A short bibliography lists additional sources for readers who want to find out more.

This Coretta Scott King Honor Book supports the Common Core State Standards.



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