Search Results: "Nelson Mandela"


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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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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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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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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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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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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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MY SENECA VILLAGE by Marilyn Nelson
Released: Nov. 1, 2015

"Artfully crafted, an engrossing and important collection of memories and moments from a pivotal time in American history. (foreword, notes on poetic forms) (Historical fiction/poetry. 10 & up)"
The little-known story of the settlement that preceded Central Park. Read full book review >

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THE PRINCE OF VENICE BEACH by Blake Nelson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 3, 2014

"The ending hints at Cali's willingness to take on fresh cases, and readers can only hope that a new teenage private detective series is in the works. (Mystery. 12-18)"
A teenage beach bum turns private eye in this unexpectedly sweet story about friendship and loss from the author of Paranoid Park (2006). Read full book review >

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ON THE VOLCANO by James Nelson
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2011

"If you're looking for True Grit, better keep riding. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
It's 1871, and 16-year-old Katie's widowed father, Jack, has raised her all alone on the slopes of a volcano in the Pacific Northwest. Read full book review >

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DARKISLE by D.A. Nelson
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 11, 2008

"Complete with kindly old wizards and mean rich girls, Morag's quest is derivative but sweet. (Fantasy. 8-10)"
A light fantasy that rests perhaps too heavily on the shoulders of its forebears and makes ample use of their conventions. Read full book review >