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World History Biographies: Mandela: The Rebel Who Led His Nation To Freedom (World History Biographies)

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Nelson Mandela comes to life in this portrait of a diplomatic man whose commitment to freedom gained him both the Nobel Peace Prize and Time’s Man of the Year honor. The son of a Thembu chief in South Africa, Mandela began his life-long campaign against white colonial rule while a college student. Kramer’s eloquent, yet approachable text describes the leader’s dedication t ...more
Hardcover, 64 pages
Published July 1st 2005 by National Geographic Children's Books (first published 2003)
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Fatma_HK
Nov 19, 2014 Fatma_HK rated it it was amazing
The book is about Nelson Mandela, the world most famous South African. It covers four parts of his life; early years, a serious student, in prison and Mr. President.

Nelson Mandela had a unique life, he went through a transformation that shapes his personality. He was born in 1918 in a time where he was living in a country in which his own people the black Africans were presented over 80% of the population.

They had no political voice and Mandela himself never voted in a government election unti
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Melissa
Feb 21, 2014 Melissa rated it it was amazing
My second grader can pick some great books. This book is full of beautiful photographs and information for people of all ages.
Christian Sam
Apr 26, 2015 Christian Sam rated it it was amazing
This book by Ann Kramer has a catchy title that probably will not mean much to children, but I feel like adults can read this as well, and seeing Nelson Mandela as a "rebel" might not be a good word to describe him, but do not let that take anything from this book about Nelson Mandela.

It talks about the world most famous South African, Nelson Mandela of course, covering four parts of his life; early years, a student, while he was in prison and as the President.
This book is more of a timeline ty
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Aerikat7
May 10, 2015 Aerikat7 rated it it was amazing
In Mandela: The Rebel Wh Led HIs Nation To Freedom, By Ann kramer, A young boy named Nelson Mandela grows up wanting nothing more than to be someone in the world. But when Apartheid starts in 1948, Mandela would do everything in his power to try and put a stop to it. Mandela does protests, joins boycott groups, and even sabotages government property to get what he wants. Then, at a point of his life, Mandela is prosecuted in court and is sent to prison. Mandela: The Rebel Wh Led HIs Nation To Fr ...more
Anna
Mar 15, 2010 Anna rated it really liked it
I like the way this book is organized and it's a pretty easy, straight-forward read. I'd definitely think about buying more books from this series for my classroom library because it strikes me as really accessible. I like the mix of pictures and captions and text.

The information about Mandela is very useful and I like the running timeline that covers the whole book. Very informative and fun to read!
Ubalstecha
Nov 04, 2012 Ubalstecha rated it really liked it
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Another great biography from the National Geographic World History Biographies series. Aimed at the junior/intermediate set, this book has lots of documentary pictures and facts in side bars. Great for students studying Mandela or heroes in general.
MJ
Dec 06, 2013 MJ rated it really liked it
Sometimes it's tough to get kids to read biographies, but The World History Biography series by National Geographic make these topics accessible for kids (and adults) alike. I know I have learned a lot from these books, and hope you will enjoy them, too!
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