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Nelson Mandela (Hardcover)

By Kadir Nelson, Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)
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Description


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.

About the Author


Kadir Nelson is the widely acclaimed illustrator of many books for children, including "Thunder Rose, " written by Jerdine Nolen, which received a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Award; "Ellington Was Not a Street, " written by Ntozake Shange, which received a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award; and "Hewitt Anderson's Great Big Life, " written by Jerdine Nolen, which won the 2005 Society of Illustrators Gold Medal. He is also the illustrator of Deloris Jordan and Roslyn M. Jordan's "Salt in His Shoes" and Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee's "Please, Baby, Please" and "Please, Puppy, Please". Kadir Nelson lives with his family in San Diego, California.

Kadir Nelson is the widely acclaimed illustrator of many books for children, including "Thunder Rose, " written by Jerdine Nolen, which received a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Award; "Ellington Was Not a Street, " written by Ntozake Shange, which received a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award; and "Hewitt Anderson's Great Big Life, " written by Jerdine Nolen, which won the 2005 Society of Illustrators Gold Medal. He is also the illustrator of Deloris Jordan and Roslyn M. Jordan's "Salt in His Shoes" and Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee's "Please, Baby, Please" and "Please, Puppy, Please". Kadir Nelson lives with his family in San Diego, California.

Praise For…


“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)

Product Details
ISBN: 9780061783746
ISBN-10: 0061783749
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Publication Date: January 2nd, 2013
Pages: 40
Language: English