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Nelson Mandela, 2013 childrens book

Nelson Mandela


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.

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