Little People, Big Dreams: Nelson Mandela - Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara
This little biography of Nelson Mandela tells the inspiring tale of South Africa's first Black president and his fight for equality.
Little Nelson's given name was Rolihlahla, which means 'troublemaker' in Xhosa, his native language. But his rebellious nature would lead him to become one of the world's most inspirational civil rights leaders and anti-apartheid revolutionaries. Despite the many years of imprisonment and adversity he faced, Nelson remained firm in his mission to end the racist system of apartheid in South Africa. His bravery and resilience was rewarded when he was released from prison and later voted in to become South Africa's first Black president.
Little People Big Dreams series portrays the inspiring lives of artists, designers, activists and scientists in a super-accessible way with sweet illustrations and by focusing on when they started out as children with a dream. Each book has a biographical timeline with historical photographs and extra facts, too.