NOOK News: Nelson Mandela Day

Nelson_Mandela-2008Today, we honor and remember Nelson Mandela, on his birthday — also being recognized internationally as Nelson Mandela Day.

Nelson Mandela Day is meant to encourage people to ”take responsibility for making the world a better place, one small step at a time,” according to a statement from the Nelson Mandela Foundation Initiative. Mandela — former president of South Africa — was an anti-apartheid revolutionary who received over 250 honors including the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize. Nelson Mandela was one of the greatest moral and political leaders of our time and has been embraced worldwide as a leading symbol of courage, hope and reconciliation.

Find NOOK books by and about Nelson Mandela here.

  • Hannah Blessing

    On his 90th Birthday, Bono sang this sweet song for him about how there should be a special day to celebrate him:

    I’m really glad to see it’s come about!

  • Tessa Dunn

    Nelson Mandela was and will still be a figure of hope for all kinds of people