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Beatrice Gormley

Author of Amelia Earhart: Young Aviator

46 Works 3,400 Members 35 Reviews

About the Author

Beatrice Gormley is the author of many popular books for young readers, including Maria Mitchell: The Soul of an Astronomer and C. S. Lewis: Christian and Storyteller. As a writer, she admires the drama of Bible stories and is intrigued by their people. She lives in Ossining, New York

Includes the names: Beatrice Gormley, Beatrice Gormely

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Works by Beatrice Gormley

Adara (2002) 302 copies
Back To The Titanic (1994) 258 copies
Back to Paul Revere! (1994) 172 copies
Fifth Grade Magic (1982) 133 copies
Mail-Order Wings (1981) 88 copies
Miriam (1999) 47 copies
Salome (2007) 42 copies
Friends of Liberty (2013) 34 copies
The Ghastly Glasses (1985) 31 copies
Best Friend Insurance (1985) 28 copies
More Fifth Grade Magic (1988) 17 copies
Paul's Volcano (Camelot) (1987) 16 copies
Wanted : UFO (1990) 8 copies
The Magic Mean Machine (1989) 6 copies
Richard and the Vratch (1987) 6 copies
Sky Guys to White Cat: 2 (1991) 4 copies
Understudy Magic (1988) 1 copy

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Canonical name
Gormley, Beatrice
Birthdate
1942
Gender
female
Nationality
USA

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This comprehensive biography makes Mandela’s powerful story engaging and accessible to young readers. The detailed text and photographs portray the complexity of South African history. Timeline, Glossary, Sources.
 
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"A young troublemaker grows up to be a civil rights activist, president of his country and world leader in this overview of the life and work of the Nobel Prize–winning peacemaker.

In an engaging narrative that avoids hagiography, Gormley chronicles Mandela’s childhood and youth as a village herder, his successful career as a lawyer defending victims of South Africa’s apartheid policies, his work with the African National Congress, his imprisonment on Robben Island, his presidency of post-apartheid South Africa and his efforts later in life as an international peacemaker. She effectively describes the gross injustices and absurdities of apartheid policies, including numerous examples of Mandela’s personal experiences living in a racist society. Mandela’s extraordinary ability as president to ease both the fearful suspicions of whites and the vengeful impulses of long-oppressed blacks, preventing the nation from plunging into civil war, is appropriately depicted as his crowning accomplishment. The author does note that Mandela was less successful in his personal life, with two failed marriages and estranged relationships with his children.

A complete, informative introduction to a nonviolent revolutionary and one of history’s most important champions of human rights. (photos, timeline, glossary, source notes) (Biography. 10-14)" From Kirkus Reviews, www.kirkusreviews.com
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Works
46
Members
3,400
Popularity
#7,499
Rating
3.8
Reviews
35
ISBNs
137
Languages
1

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