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Nelson Mandela by [Kadir Nelson]

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Nelson Mandela Kindle Edition

4.9 out of 5 stars 186 ratings

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Starting with the full-page cover portrait, this glowing picture-book biography offers a celebratory introduction to Nelson Mandela’s life for young readers. Clear free verse and handsome, unframed paintings follow the iconic leader from his tribal childhood and his work as a young city lawyer through his political leadership against the brutality of apartheid, his long imprisonment, and then the triumph of his election as president of his country. The story doesn’t mention conflicts both political (the splits in the anti-apartheid movement) and personal (the bitter rift with his daughters), as well as the continuing inequality South Africans face. Still, words and images bring close the cruel apartheid segregation in daily life, including one double-page spread of Cape Town’s glorious beaches with the sign that reads White Area. Then there is the view of prisoners on Robben Island hammering rocks into dust. In contrast, the final pages show today’s nonsegregated beaches and people of all races standing together free at last. A long final note fills in more. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: With an internationally beloved leader as its subject and a multi-award-winning artist as its creator, this title is sure to be on every library’s must-purchase list. Preschool-Grade 3. --Hazel Rochman --This text refers to the hardcover edition.


“A beautifully designed book that will resonate with children and the adults who wisely share it with them.” -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“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.” --
Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“A dramatic encounter indeed.” -- Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“This picture-book biography matches Mandela’s outsize achievements with large, powerful images, resulting in a presentation that will seize and hold readers’ attention.” -- School Library Journal
--This text refers to the paperback edition.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B01765NDJG
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Katherine Tegen Books; Reprint edition (February 23, 2016)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ February 23, 2016
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 32993 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Not enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 40 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.9 out of 5 stars 186 ratings

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Kadir Nelson is a two-time Caldecott Honor Award recipient. He has received an NAACP Image Award, a CASEY Award, the 2009 and 2014 Coretta Scott King Author Award, and the 2009 Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award. Among Mr. Nelson's other awards are gold and silver medals from the Society of Illustrators. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Sports Illustrated, and The New Yorker. He lives in Los Angeles, CA. Learn more about Kadir Nelson at

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4.9 out of 5 stars
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Red Bus Book Lover
5.0 out of 5 stars Luminous picture book about this most important of men
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 27, 2018
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good book not for young readers though
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5.0 out of 5 stars Un bel regalo
Reviewed in Italy on May 18, 2014
4.0 out of 5 stars Buch von Kadir Nelson, sehr gut herübergebracht, enthält wirklich die wichtigsten Punkte im Leben von Nelson Mandela
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5.0 out of 5 stars Tolles Buch!
Reviewed in Germany on October 16, 2013
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