Gr 4-6 -This biography introduces readers not only to Mandela, but also to the political turmoil that affected South Africa for over a century. It begins with his birth, and covers his school years, his political ventures, imprisonment, release, presidency, Nobel Peace Prize, and retirement. Full-color photographs appear throughout and a time line runs along the bottom of each spread. While there is good information here, it's unfortunate that some of it is placed in bubbles or in chopped segments. Despite the occasionally confusing layout, the book is well worth purchasing.-Amanda Conover Le, St. Johns County Public Library System, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL[Page 190]. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.