Nelson Mandela hardly needs an introduction. However, this powerful biography provides an in-depth look at the man 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 . . . or his fellow human beings.
|Product dimensions:||5.27(w) x 7.57(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Lexile:||950L (what's this?)|
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Barry Denenberg is a critically acclaimed author of nonfiction and historical fiction. His historical fiction books include titles in the Dear America, My Name Is America, and Royal Diaries series, many of which have been named NCSS/CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People. His nonfiction books have covered a wide array of topics, from Anne Frank to Elvis Presley.
Barry Denenberg lives in Bedford, New York, with his wife and daughter.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Nelson Mandela: No Easy Walk To Freedom is a great book. One thing i especially like about it is that it has a lot of details and facts that don't totally focus on Nelson Mandela it has many facts about the history of Africa. I also liked how it had a good number of pictures: not too many like a picture book, but enough to help you visualize the different situations. Another thing i liked about the book was that it actually seemed to have a story. Unlike some biographies which have different sections for different facts (childhood, jobs, education etc.), it has a good flow and it went from one thing to the nect very easily. It also had many chapters which all provided good stopping points: you don't have to read the whole story at once to understand it. The story is split up into many different parts which helps you start and stop reading however much you please. These are just some of the many things i like about the book Nelson Mandela: No Easy Walk To Freedom, and I'm sure you'd like it too.
I read this book for a biography for school and i enjoyed it very much. It was very informative about Mandela's life and how the blacks in South Africa lived because of the Europeans. This biography is great for ages 11-15 and it isn't a hard read.
It was so sad, but interesting!
Thanks guys for those reviews now i think ill get it.