The fantastic, heroic life of Nelson Mandela, brought to life in this landmark graphic work.
Nelson Mandela’s memoir, Long Road to Freedom, electrified the world in 1994 with the story of a solitary man who, despite unbelievable hardships, brought down one of the most-despised regimes in the world. Now comes this fully authorized graphic biography, which relays in picture form the life story of the world’s greatest moral and political herofrom his boyhood in a small South African village to his growing political activism with the ANC; his twenty-seven-year incarceration as prisoner 466/64 on Robben Island; his dramatic release; and his triumphant years as president of South Africa. With new interviews, firsthand accounts, and archival material that has only recently been uncovered, this visually dramatic biography promises to introduce Mandela’s gripping story to a whole new generation of readers.
|Publisher:||Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||8.40(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.60(d)|
|Age Range:||11 - 15 Years|
About the Author
Norton’s previous collaboration with The Nelson Mandela Foundation, Nelson Mandela’s Favorite African Folktales, won the NAACP Award in 2003. Nelson Mandela, who will be ninety-one on July 18, 2009, lives in Johannesburg.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book chronicles the life of Nelson Mandela through graphic novel format. It is so packed full of information, it would really be better suited as a biography. The panels have little spoken word, relying instead on descriptive text that details the backstory. The illustrations do add to the text, providing an image for visual learners. However, because the background text is so central to the story, and because there is so much of it that only a panel or two is allotted to each scene, these learners will still be required to read more than they may be comfortable with. The images allow for less descriptive text, but they are so cluttered with background text that this is more or less negated. If the book could be made into a series, with more panels allotted per scene and therefore less text required, it could be an awesome and accessible depiction of a great man¿s life. However, in the format it is in currently, it doesn¿t quite work.
He died im so sad i was named after him my middle name is nelson