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Grandad Mandela - Zindzi Mandela

Hardcover Published: 27th June 2018
ISBN: 9781786031365
Number Of Pages: 40
For Ages: 6+ years old

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Two great-grandchildren ask their grandmother 15 questions about the man they remember as Grandad, and the world remembers as Nelson Mandela.

Two great-grandchildren ask their grandmother 15 questions about the man they remember as Grandad, and the world remembers as Nelson Mandela, the global icon of peace and forgiveness who spent 27 years in prison. They learn that he was a freedom fighter who put down his weapons for the sake of peace, and who then became the President of South Africa and a Nobel Peace Prize-winner. They learn that they can continue his legacy in the world today. Seen through a child’s perspective, and authored jointly by his great-grandchildren and daughter, this amazing story is told as never before to celebrate what would have been Nelson's Mandela 100th birthday.

About the Author

Zindzi Mandela is the youngest daughter of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela and Nomzamo Winnie Madikizela. She was born and raised in Soweto, South Africa. Educated in South Africa and Swaziland, Zindzi spent many years involved in South Africa's freedom struggle and has embraced roles in the arts, philanthropy and business. She is currently serving as South Africas ambassador to Denmark, and lives in Copenhagen. Zazi Mandela (5) and Ziwelene Mandela (6) are Nelson Mandela's great-grandchildren. They live in Cape Town with their parents.

Sean Qualls is an award winning, Brooklyn-based, children's book illustrator, artist and author. He has illustrated a number of highly acclaimed books for children. He has also created the art for Dizzy by Jonah Winter and Skit Scat Raggedy Cat by Roxane Orgill. His work has received two Blue Ribbon citations from the Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books. Qualls has created illustrations for magazines, newspapers and advertisements and his work has been shown in galleries in New York and across the country.

Industry Reviews

"...profoundly moving..." * Publishers Weekly *
"...beautiful and inspiring... A gorgeous and personal tribute to Mandela's legacy." -Kirkus Reviews * Kirkus Reviews *
"...[a] child-friendly introduction to the topic of apartheid...demonstrates the simplification of momentous historical events and cultural concepts down to small and digestible kernels of truth." -School Library Journal

* School Library Journal *
"...a good introduction to both Mandela's historical importance and legacy as well as to the difficult discussion of apartheid and racial discrimination." -School Library Connection
* School Library Connection *

ISBN: 9781786031365
ISBN-10: 1786031361
Audience: Children
For Ages: 6+ years old
For Grades: 1 - 2
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 40
Published: 27th June 2018
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 29.0 x 23.5  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.55

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