Nelson Mandela

by Kadir Nelson

On Sale: 05/14/2019

Nelson Mandela

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Nelson Mandela

by Kadir Nelson

illustrated by Kadir Nelson

On Sale: 05/14/2019


Coretta Scott King Honor (Illustrator)

Publishers Weekly Best Book

Kirkus Reviews Best Children’s Book

ALA Notable Children’s Book

About the Book

This stunning picture book biography of Nelson Mandela by Kadir Nelson is a recipient 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. Perfect for sharing at home or in the classroom.

Kadir Nelson's acclaimed books include The Undefeated, winner of the Caldecott Medal as the most distinguished picture book of the year, Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans, and Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom.

Critical Praise

“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


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780061783777
  • ISBN 10: 0061783773
  • Imprint: Katherine Tegen Books
  • On Sale: 05/14/2019
  • Pages: 40
  • List Price:14.99 CAD
  • Ages: 4 to 8
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Social Activists
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / School & Education
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Topics / Values & Virtues
  • BISAC4 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Science & Technology
  • BISAC5 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Poetry / General
  • BISAC6 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / Baby Animals
  • BISAC7 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / Africa
  • BISAC8 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Political
  • BISAC9 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / Africa
  • BISAC10 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Topics / Prejudice & Racism

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