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Nelson Mandela (The First Names Series)

Nelson Mandela (The First Names Series)

Nelson Mandela (The First Names Series)

Nelson Mandela (The First Names Series)


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Meet the South African activist and president who fought for what was right

Before he was the first Black president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela (1918–2013) was a boy with a traditional Thembu upbringing. He went on to study law and become involved with African nationalist politics. The government had established an apartheid (a system of segregation that privileged white people), and Mandela worked to overthrow this system. He was arrested, accused of treason, and thrown in jail. When he was released, Mandela negotiated an end to the apartheid and was elected president. Though he was a controversial figure at the time, he is now seen as an iconic advocate for democracy and social justice. Inspiring and informational, Nelson Mandela tells the story of one of the greatest politicians and revolutionaries. It includes a timeline, glossary, and index.

First Names is a highly illustrated nonfiction series that puts readers on a first-name basis with some of the most incredible people in history and of today!

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ISBN-13: 9781647000608
Publisher: ABRAMS
Publication date: 09/28/2021
Series: Abrams First Names Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 160
File size: 19 MB
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Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Nansubuga Isdahl was born to Ugandan parents in Cambridge, Massachusetts. After receiving a master’s degree in diplomacy, she began working in international development in East and Southern Africa. She currently works as a technical writer and editor for international organizations as well as a children’s book author. She lives in Johannesburg, South Africa, with her husband and daughter.

Table of Contents

Introduction-Nelson Arrives at the Great Place 1

1 Nelson Is Named 5

2 Nelson Gets Some Boots 24

3 Nelson Heads for the City 36

4 Nelson Joins the Fight 50

5 Nelson Stirs Things Up 64

6 Nelson Goes on Trial 78

7 Nelson Undercover 96

8 Nelson Makes His Plea 106

9 Nelson Casts His First Vote 126

Epilogue 144

Pronunciation Guide 146

Timeline 148

Glossary 152

Notes 154

Bibliography 154

Index 155

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