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Nelson Mandela

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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.
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 206 x 300 x 6mm | 181.44g
  • KATHERINE TEGEN BOOKS
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • International ed.
  • 0062246364
  • 9780062246363
  • 179,662

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"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
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About Kadir Nelson

Kadir Nelson won the 2012 Coretta Scott King Author Award and Illustrator Honor for Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans. He received Caldecott Honors for Henry's Freedom Box by Ellen Levine and Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom by Carole Boston Weatherford, for which he also garnered a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award and won an NAACP Image Award. Ellington Was Not a Street by Ntozake Shange won a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award. Nelson's authorial debut, We Are the Ship, was a New York Times bestseller, a Coretta Scott King Author Award winner, and a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor book. He is also the author and illustrator of the acclaimed Baby Bear.
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Rating details

2,475 ratings
4.28 out of 5 stars
5 52% (1,285)
4 31% (765)
3 12% (307)
2 3% (77)
1 2% (41)
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