What I loved: The illustrations here are really fantastic and do a great job of bringing the biography to life. The poem contains basic information in a rhythmic way that will appeal to elementary school-aged readers and would be a great book for use in classroom settings. The end of the book includes a more detailed biography, which is also helpful for deeper understanding. This is a great read for elementary schoolers and would be helpful to understand Mandela and the impact that he had, alongside other discussions about social justice, history, and people who make a difference.
Final verdict: A fantastic biography that makes Mandela's story understandable for elementary school-aged readers, NELSON MANDELA is a great choice for classroom or at-home learning with great illustrations and poetic text.