Synopses & Reviews
Nelson Mandela's autobiography, LONG WALK TO FREEDOM, offers a glimpse into the mind of a great leader, admired across the globe for his dedication to the struggles against apartheid in South Africa. Now the youngest readers can discover the remarkable story of Mandela's long walk from ordinary village boy, to his dynamic leadership of the African National Congress, to his many long years in prison-and, at last, his freedom and astonishing rise to become the leader of his country.
“With a large, clear map; time line; and glossary, the astonishing story will grab kids, and the parallels with the U.S. civil rights movement wont be lost on the audience.” —Starred, Booklist
“The writing is clear, providing chronological detail for even young students new to the concept and history of apartheid. Full-page, color paintings accompany the text on every spread and depict crucial moments from the narrative in a way that both complements and enhances the story.” —School Library Journal
About the Author
CHRIS VAN WYK was born in Soweto, South Africa. A writer of poetry, books for children and teenagers, short stories, and novels, he is best known for his best-selling memoir SHIRLEY, GOODNESS AND MERCY. Today he lives in Johannesburg. Born in Cape Town, PADDY BOUMA taught at the University of Stellenbosch until 2006 and has exhibited and published widely. She lives in the Jonkershoek Valley in Stellenbosch.