Reference: Nelson, K. (2013). Nelson Mandela. New York: Katherine Tegen Book.

Brief Annotation: The story is about Nelson Mandela, as he was a child he was one of the only child choosen to attend school since he was so smart. Nelson’s father died when he was a child, and was sent away from his home with his mother to attend another school while living with a chief. While living with the chief and listening to old stories about Africa. Nelson developed an interest into turing Africa into the peaceful place it once was.

Genre: Non-Fiction

Grade: 3-4

Readers who will like this: Young children in grades 3 or 4 will like this, especially if students are learning about Black History Month. This is  a great story to share about one of the Black heros being honored. I also think students who like inspiring, underdog stories will enjoy this book as well.

Rating/Response 1-5: 3, I enjoyed looking at the illustrations in Nelson Mandela, and I believe students would feel the same way reading this book. The illustrations will keep them engaged.

Tompkins Strategy: Anticipation Guides: Students complete these guides before

Text Dependent Question: After Nelson Mandela attended school in Johannesburg, what kind of job did he had?

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