Bibliographic Information: Nelson, K. (2013). Nelson Mandela. New York: Katherine Tegen Books: An Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

Short Annotation: Nelson Mandela was a lawyer who became an activist for his country. He fought to get rid of Africa’s apartheid system.

Genre: Picture Book Biography

Grade: 1-4

Readers who will like this: Children who like to read about important people and children learning about Africa’s history

Rating/Response: 4; This book is a wonderful way to introduce Nelson Mandel to students. I love how Kadir Nelson is able to tell the story in his illustrations, as well.

Text-Dependent Question: Why was Nelson Mandela put in jail?