Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Nelson Mandela

Kadir Nelson's newest book Nelson Mandela is another beautifully painted addition to Nelson's growing collection of work. 
Nelson Mandela is an icon for equal rights for blacks, and this books shares the story of Mandela's life, from his childhood and early death of his father, to his education in Johannesburg. Despite the fact that  Mandela is eventually sent to prison for speaking out against apartheid and spends years behind bars, he vows to return to help South Africa. Finally, after twenty seven years behind bars, Nelson returns and eventually is elected South Africa's president.
Every illustration is a beautiful tribute to Mandela and the accompanying text tells the story of htis important man.  At book's end there are two pages pages containing biographical information that adds to the story.
This is an absolute must have for my school library!

This book was sent to my by Harper Collins Publising, but my thoughts are my own.

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