From Mandela's first arrest and his time underground, to his capture, 27 and a half years in prison, his eventual release and his election to the presidency, this book is a wonderful introduction to this fascinating, influential man, and his work to create a free South Africa.— Kim
This stunning picture book biography of Nelson Mandela by Kadir Nelson is a receipient 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.
“A beautifully designed book that will resonate with children and the adults who wisely share it with them.”
“An extremely powerful picture-book biography of South Africa’s first black president. It’s a solid biography in its own right, but thanks to Nelson’s characteristically stunning paintings, it soars.”
“A dramatic encounter indeed.”
“This picture-book biography matches Mandela’s outsize achievements with large, powerful images, resulting in a presentation that will seize and hold readers’ attention.”