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Long Walk to Freedom

Mandela, Nelson (Book - 2009)
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Nelson Mandela's autobiography, LONG WALK TO FREEDOM, offers a glimpse into the mind of a great leader, admired across the globe for his dedication to the struggles against apartheid in South Africa. Now the youngest readers can discover the remarkable story of Mandela's long walk from ordinary village boy, to his dynamic leadership of the African National Congress, to his many long years in prison-and, at last, his freedom and astonishing rise to become the leader of his country.
Authors: Mandela, Nelson, 1918-2013
Title: Long walk to freedom
Publisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2009
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill, col. map ;,23 x 28 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Nelson Mandela ; abridged by Chris van Wyk ; illustrated by Paddy Bouma
Notes: "The official picture book of his bestselling autobiography"--Cover
Includes glossary
Additional Contributors: Bouma, Paddy
Van Wyk, Chris
ISBN: 1596435666
Branch Call Number: j B-Ma311La 2009
Subject Headings: South Africa Politics and government 1948-1994 Juvenile literature Statesmen South Africa Biography Juvenile literature Presidents South Africa Biography Juvenile literature Mandela, Nelson, 1918-2013 Juvenile literature
Topical Term: Statesmen
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"...One day after years of imprisonment, physical and emotional abuse, and separation from his family, Mandela said, "I realized that they could take everything from me except my mind and my heart. They could not take those things. Those things I still had control over. And I decided n... Read More »

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Nov 02, 2012
  • Ubalstecha rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A very nice adaptation of Mandela's autobiography for the junior set full of illustrations. A must for teachers studying heroes.


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