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Who Was Nelson Mandela?


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As a child he dreamt of changing South Africa; as a man he changed the world.  Nelson Mandela spent his life battling apartheid and championing a peaceful revolution.  He spent twenty-seven years in prison and emerged as the inspiring leader of the new South Africa.  He became the country’s first black president and went on to live his dream of change.

Celebrating South Africa

Former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu both lived on Vilakazi Street in Soweto, Johannesburg. They were both awarded with a Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 and 1984 respectively. Their efforts in ending the apartheid are historic, not only in South Africa, but all around the world.

Product Details

  • Written by Pam Pollack and Meg Belviso
  • Illustrated by Stephen Marchesi
  • Cover Art by Nancy Harrison 
  • 112 pages
  • Recommended reading age: 8+