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Nelson Mandela, one of the most famous freedom fighters in the world, is a powerful symbol of hope for oppressed people everywhere.
This is his story, revised and updated.
Nelson Mandela hardly needs an introduction. However, this powerful biography provides an in-depth look at the man who grew up in a rural village in South Africa under racist apartheid rule--a regime he ultimately helped overthrow.
Denenberg explores the history of South Africa and its often violent struggle for civil rights, while tracing Mandela's role in that history. Lawyer, leader of the African National Congress, political prisoner who spent 26 years in jail, president--no one else has had such enormous influence on his fellow South Africans . . . or his fellow human beings.
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Barry Denenberg is a critically acclaimed author of nonfiction and historical fiction. His historical fiction books include titles in the Dear America, My Name Is America, and Royal Diaries series, many of which have been named NCSS/CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People. His nonfiction books have covered a wide array of topics, from Anne Frank to Elvis Presley.
Barry Denenberg lives in Bedford, New York, with his wife and daughter.
Grade 5-8-- A chronological account of Nelson Mandela's life, from his youth through his adulthood to his ultimate release from prison on February 11, 1990. Readers are guided on a journey that includes events, most of which are reflections of South African life as seen through Mandela's eyes. Always evident is the harshness of apartheid and black South African life in general. The text, executed with accuracy and simplicity, includes significant historical events that influenced both white and black South Africans. Readers will be able to understand what lead to Mandela's imprisonment as well as his release. Numerous black-and-white photographs are appropriately incorporated throughout, adding dimension to the printed material. The bibliography is lengthy, and includes adult titles. The chronology and index are excellent. --Courtrina Lewis Stevens, St. Stephens High School, Hickory, NC
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