Read the story of Nelson Mandela to youngsters while enjoying the beautiful, full-page artwork by Kadir Nelson. The story is written in tasteful verse format. Featured is a brief biography that covers from his childhood to his presidency in South Africa. The end of the book includes an additional two-page, paragraph-style biography diving deeper into areas of Nelson Mandela’s life. The book has 37 large 8.5”x 12” pages.
This stunning picture book biography of Nelson Mandela by Kadir Nelson is a recipient of the Coretta Scott King Honor award.
In this lush, acclaimed book, award-winning author-illustrator Kadir Nelson tells the story of global icon and Nobel Peace Prize winner Nelson Mandela 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. Mandela believed 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.
Resources in the back include an author's note and a bibliography listing additional sources for readers who want to find out more. Perfect for sharing at home or in the classroom.