Search Results: "Nelson Mandela"


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NOTES TO THE FUTURE by Nelson Mandela
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 20, 2012

"Obviously limited in its format, but these motivating quotes bring together the rousing thoughts of a global leader."
A stirring collection of quotes from the Nobel Peace Prize winner. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 28, 1994

"This memoir is remarkably free of polemics, self-pity, and self-aggrandizement. It is the work of a man who has led by action and example—a man who is one of the few genuine heroes we have."
In 1918, Nelson Mandela was born, the son of a tribal chief in the Xhosa nation. Read full book review >

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NELSON MANDELA by Nelson Mandela Foundation
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 18, 2009

"An inviting portrayal of a legendary political leader."
South African revolutionary Nelson Mandela's autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom (1994), adapted in graphic form. Read full book review >

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SITTING BULL by S.D. Nelson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"Solidly historical and far more heartfelt than those on the overcrowded shelf of assignment-fodder profiles. (endnotes, bibliography, index) (Historical fiction. 10-13)"
A reverent tribute to the great Hunkpapa chief and holy man, cast as a memoir with a rich array of new and contemporary illustrations. Read full book review >

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DIGGING A HOLE TO HEAVEN by S.D. Nelson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"A useful and thorough piece of work combining fiction and nonfiction, with an extensive author's note detailing the history of coal mining. (timeline, notes, bibliography, index) (Fiction/nonfiction hybrid. 8-12) "
Nelson departs from his usual Native American stories in this informative look at child coal miners. Read full book review >

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IF YOU PLANT A SEED by Kadir Nelson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"Though the message is as old as time, its delivery here is fresh and sweet as August corn. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Nelson spins a gardening metaphor about kindness. Read full book review >

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THE STAR PEOPLE by S.D. Nelson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"An exemplary offering. (author's note) (Picture book/folktale. 5-9)"
Set in the 1800s, this traditional story retold by a member of the Standing Rock Lakota Sioux Tribe, tells of Sister Girl and her younger brother, who are caught in the middle of a raging prairie fire. Read full book review >

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491 DAYS by Winnie Madikizela-Mandela
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 15, 2014

"Taken together, these documents afford a chilling perspective on the Mandelas' personal and political struggles."
Journals and letters reveal a stark picture of brutality and injustice. Read full book review >

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SERENDIPITY'S FOOTSTEPS by Suzanne Nelson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"An absorbing convergence of coming-of-age stories as well as a thoughtful meditation on shoes and all that they witness and represent. (author's note) (Fiction. 12-16)"
A pair of handmade shoes travels through time, transforming the lives of those who come into contact with them. Read full book review >

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RECOVERY ROAD by Blake Nelson
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2011

"Still, readers will be captivated by the story of Maddie and people in her life, and the strengths and losses that help her succeed. (Fiction. 14-18)"
High-school badass and party girl "Mad Maddie" lands in rehab after pushing herself over the toxicity limit one too many times. Read full book review >

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THEY CAME FROM BELOW by Blake Nelson
FANTASY
Released: July 1, 2007

"Fun, interesting and perfectly pitched to many YA readers. (Science fiction. YA)"
On the hunt for temporary boyfriends, two giddy girls on summer vacation at Cape Cod get involved with aliens from the deep. Read full book review >

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HISTORY
Released: May 14, 2002

"As engaging as the best historical fiction, this will appeal to any reader who likes history and a good story at the same time. (photographs, maps, bibliography) (Nonfiction. YA)"
On July 30, 1945, after transporting the atomic bomb to Tinian for the Enola Gay, the USS Indianapolis was torpedoed in shark-infested waters and sunk. Read full book review >