Nelson Mandela

Hardcover | January 2, 2013

byKadir Nelson

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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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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 believ...

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One day when Nelson Mandela was nine years old, his father died and he was sent from his village to a school far away from home, to another part of South Africa. In Johannesburg, the country's capital, Mandela saw fellow Africans who were poor and powerless. He decided then that he would work to protect them. When the government began ...

Kadir Nelson won the 2012 Coretta Scott King Author Award and Illustrator Honor forHeart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans. He received Caldecott Honors forHenry's Freedom Boxby Ellen Levine andMoses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedomby Carole Boston Weatherford, for which he also garnered a Coretta Scott...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:40 pages, 12 × 8.25 × 0.38 inPublished:January 2, 2013Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0061783749

ISBN - 13:9780061783746

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“This picture-book biography matches Mandela’s outsize achievements with large, powerful images, resulting in a presentation that will seize and hold readers’ attention.”