LoveReading4Kids

Becoming a member of the LoveReading4Kids community is free.

No catches, no fine print just unconditional book loving for your children with their favourites saved to their own digital bookshelf.

New members get entered into our monthly draw to win £100 to spend in your local bookshop plus lots lots more...

Find out more

Nelson Mandela

Written by Kadir Nelson

Illustrated by Kadir Nelson

Nelson Mandela Synopsis

In this picture book biography, award-winning author and illustrator Kadir Nelson tells the story of Mandela, a global icon, 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 by believing 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. An author's note at the back retells the story of Mandela's fight against apartheid in simple prose, and takes the story further, including Mandela's Nobel Peace Prize. A short bibliography lists additional sources for readers who want to find out more. This Coretta Scott King Honor Book supports the Common Core State Standards.

Nelson Mandela Press Reviews

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

Book Information

ISBN: 9780062246363
Publication date: 21st January 2013
Author: Kadir Nelson
Illustrator: Kadir Nelson
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 40 pages

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, ...

More About Kadir Nelson

More Books By Kadir Nelson

Cover for If You Plant a Seed by Kadir Nelson
Cover for Baby Bear by Kadir Nelson
Cover for Nelson Mandela by Kadir Nelson
View All Books By Kadir Nelson

Share this book

LoveReading
LoveWriting
LoveReading4Schools
CHECK OUT OUR INDIE AND SELF PUBLISHED BOOK REVIEW AND PROMOTION SERVICE    Read More
×