Title Profile & Character Information

Nelson Mandela

Annotation

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.



Awards
2013  Publishers Weekly Best Children's Books
2014  American Library Association Notable Books for Children

GenreNonFiction
Juvenile
Historical
Political
Biography
TopicsMandela, Nelson
South African presidents
Human rights activists
Political prisoners
Apartheid
SettingSouth Africa
Prison