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Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela

by Barry Denenberg

From his humble beginnings in rural South Africa to his tragic death at age 95 in 2013, Nelson Mandela's life is a tale of inspiration and courage. The most up-to-date biography of Nelson Mandela.

This powerful biography provides an in-depth look at Nelson Mandela 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. Even beyond South Africa Nelson Mandela  influenced freedom fighters everywhere.

This latest biography traces Mandela's complete life story.

Ages
11, 13
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 7
Grade Level Equivalent
8.4
Lexile Measure
990L
DRA
60
Guided Reading
Y
Publisher
Inscribe Digital
Number of Pages
240
Genre
Autobiography and Biography

About the Author

Barry Denenberg Barry Denenberg is the critically acclaimed author of non-fiction and historical fiction. His historical fiction includes 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.

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