Nelson Mandela

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (0.13 hours)
Product Number: Z100061437
Released: Aug 02, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780545633062
Narrator/s: Forest Whitaker
Publisher: Weston Woods
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This is the story of a young boy who grew up to become president of South Africa. His lifelong quest was to establish equality for people of all colors.

Author(s): Kadir Nelson
Awards:Young Listeners Up to 8-Finalist-Audies
Original Publish Date: Apr 01, 2013

Professional reviews

"An unobtrusive narrator, Forest Whitaker has a firm and evenly modulated voice that underscores the Nelson Mandela's determination throughout his life--from his days as a student to his twenty-seven year imprisonment and presidency of South Africa. The only one chosen to attend school at an early age, Nelson Mandela moved to Johannesburg for his education and witnessed South Africa succumbing to Apartheid government. From that point he became a champion of both freedom and reconciliation: "We must forget out terrible past...and walk the last mile to freedom." Author Kadir Nelson delivers his author's note, which provides additional details of Mandela's life. The production concludes with an interview in which the author talks about his life, art, and Mandela's importance, as well as his conviction that children should see themselves in the artwork of a picture book. A.R. (c) AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine"

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