Who Was Nelson Mandela?

By Pam Pollack & Meg Belviso

Who was Nelson Mandela?

A boy whose African name means “tree shaker”

A man who spent twenty-seven years in prison for challenging apartheid

The first black president of South Africa


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As a child he dreamt of changing South Africa; as a man he changed the world.  Nelson Mandela spent his life battling apartheid and championing a peaceful revolution.  He spent twenty-seven years in prison and emerged as the inspiring leader of the new South Africa.  He became the country’s first black president and went on to live his dream of change.  This is an important and exciting addition to the Who Was…? series.

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Weight 5 oz
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