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.
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?