Nelson Mandela: "No Easy Walk to Freedom"
Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545669115 Paperback
240 Pages | 5.25" x 7.61" | Ages 9 to 12
This powerful biography provides an in-depth look at Nelson Mandela 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. Even beyond South Africa Nelson Mandela has influenced freedom fighters everywhere.
This latest biography traces Mandela's complete life story.
Raves & reviews:
"[A] vivid and swiftly paced biography. Denenberg grabs and holds readers as he steadily leads them through the thicket of details that comprise Mandela's life." -Publishers Weekly
"Here's a forceful biography . . . [it] brings Mandela's heroic story up-to-date." -Kirkus
"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 . . . Excellent." -School Library Journal