Award-Winning Children's Books to Give in 2014
7 of 10
By Kadir Nelson
Price: $12.99; Ages: 6 and up
At age 9, Nelson Mandela's father died and he was sent from his village to a school in Johannesburg. He saw many fellow Africans who were poor and powerless, and decided at a young age that he would dedicate his life to protecting them. Help introduce your child to the human rights hero who died in December 2013. This book was named a 2014 Coretta Scott King Honor book, an ALSC 2014 Notable Children's Book, and a 2013 Best Illustrated Book by The New York Times.