Reviews for Nelson Mandela : The Rebel Who Led His Nation To Fredom

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2006 Spring
The handsome titles in this series cover both the life and historical significance of a major world leader. Clear and engaging writing; plentiful photographs, maps, and reproductions on well-designed pages; and helpful sidebars make each of the volumes interesting and useful. A timeline runs across the bottom of every page. Bib., glos., ind. [Review covers these National Geographic World History Biographies titles: Alexander, Mandela, Hatshepsut, and Gandhi.] Copyright 2006 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

School Library Journal Reviews 2005 October

Gr 4-6 -This biography introduces readers not only to Mandela, but also to the political turmoil that affected South Africa for over a century. It begins with his birth, and covers his school years, his political ventures, imprisonment, release, presidency, Nobel Peace Prize, and retirement. Full-color photographs appear throughout and a time line runs along the bottom of each spread. While there is good information here, it's unfortunate that some of it is placed in bubbles or in chopped segments. Despite the occasionally confusing layout, the book is well worth purchasing.-Amanda Conover Le, St. Johns County Public Library System, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

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