Thursday, July 18, 2013

18th July Mandela Day

Thursday, July 18, is Mandela Day, a day of service that recognizes South African activist and former president Nelson Mandela's birthday.
This year, Mandela, who was born in 1918,  has suffered several health complications and remains in hospital for his 95th birthday.

There are a considerable number of books about this freedom fighter. Two biographies for young children that you will find in the library are:

Nelson Mandela Long Walk to Freedom (this is longer, comprehensive, gives a particularly detailed account and can be dipped into rather than read in its entirety in one sitting)

Peaceful Protest The Life of Nelson Mandela (this reads more like a story, but the illustrations are dark and hard to see from a distance)
and this book is about to be reissued in paperback to coincide with Mandela's birthday.

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