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Nelson Mandela: No Easy Walk To Freedom

by Barry Denenberg

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I enjoyed this biography because the author gave a detailed account of his life from a child to an adult. I like how the author was able to write about the harshness of apartheid and black South African life in language that was appropriate for a middle reader to understand. It also celebrates his determination, rise to power, and his presidency. I liked how the timeline included information before Mandela's birth. The black and white photographs were also effective in telling Mandela's life story. One photograph that really stayed with me was President Obama looking out the window of the Robben Island cell where Mandela was imprisoned. This book would be a great addition to the biographies in the classroom and library. I plan on using it in biography literature circles.
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South Africa is about three times the size of California. It is situated at the southern tip of the African continent, surrounded on three sides by the ocean. Lying south of the equator it has, in general, a warm, sunny climate.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 059044154X, Paperback)

Nelson Mandela, one of the most famous freedom fighters in the world, is a powerful symbol of hope for oppressed people everywhere.
This is his story, revised and updated.

Nelson Mandela hardly needs an introduction. However, this powerful biography provides an in-depth look at the man 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 . . . or his fellow human beings.

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Nelson Mandela has established hope for black Sough Africans as well as for oppressed people everwhere.

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