Bibliographic information: Nelson, K. (2013). Nelson Mandela. New York: Balzer & Bray.

Annotation:  This is a book about Nelson Mandela’s  journey, and a brief description on his protests, marches, and jailing. It explains apartheid, and how that affected the different groups, which is why Mandela became a leader to attempt to break apartheid.

Genre: Informational, Biography,  Autobiography

Grade Level: 1-4

Readers who will like this book: People studying Nelson Mandela, people interested in segregation, as well as teachers.

Personal Response and Rating: 4/5. I thought the book was good, and I liked how it started when Nelson was a child all the way to his old age. I felt like there possibly should have been just a tad bit more information in the book, but overall I thought it was good. Also I think having the additional information about the author at the end was helpful.

Text Dependent Question: Based on this story who do you think were followers of Nelson Mandela? Why was Nelson interested in protesting?

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