With the death of Nelson Mandela, his life and accomplishments are in the news. Help your children learn about the remarkable anti-apartheid leader, Nobel Peace Prize winner and the first black president of South Africa by sharing the picture book biography Nelson Mandela with them. The book features a series of large, dramatic paintings that cover two facing pages, with free verse about Mandela embedded in them. Words and paintings combine to tell the story of the life and impact of Nelson Mandela. The author and illustrator of Nelson Mandela, Kadir Nelson, has received numerous awards for his children's books, which include Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans, which he wrote and illustrated and I Have a Dream by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Cover art courtesy of HarperCollins)