|Nelson Mandela (Little guides to great lives)|
Author: Thomas, Isabel
A biography of the anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician, and philanthropist of South Africa.
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 09/01/2018 Adorable isn’t a typical term for biographies, but the textured and patterned covers, with tiny symbols relevant to each historical figure, give a quaint appeal to these volumes in the Little Guides to Great Lives series. Although each biography is illustrated by a different artist, the visual charm continues with digitally enhanced artwork rendered in pleasing color combinations (pinks and greens; reds, yellows, and blues; etc.). Inside these British imports, too, are the stories—from early childhood to leading influences to inspiring achievements—of some of the world’s greatest thinkers and doers. Nelson Mandela highlights his lifelong resistance against apartheid, including peaceful protests, his 27-year imprisonment, and term as president of South Africa. Combining quotes (although not all sources are provided), maps, lists, and time lines with nontraditional features, these biographies will engage reluctant and avid readers alike. - Copyright 2018 Booklist.