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  • Nelson Mandela
  • Written by Lewis Helfand
    Illustrated by Sankha Banerjee
  • Format: Trade Paperback | ISBN: 9789380741161
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Nelson Mandela

The Unconquerable Soul

Written by Lewis HelfandAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Lewis Helfand
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Nelson Mandela had very simple dreams as a young man growing up in a small South African village; he dreamed of being free to choose his own path in life. But being a black man in South Africa, even the simple dream of freedom could never become a reality.

South Africa was a nation ruled by an oppressive and discriminatory set of laws known as apartheid. Black men and women could not have certain jobs or live in certain neighborhoods, or even walk down the street without being arrested or assaulted by the brutal police force. South Africans desperately needed their freedom and Nelson Mandela answered the call. He took the lead in the fight for the equality of all races, and the government of South Africa responded to his pleas for justice by trying to crush him.

Nelson Mandela was stripped of his rights, and sent to the harshest prison in all of South Africa to die. But his spirit could not be broken. From his tiny prison cell, Mandela managed to rally the entire world. During this fight for justice, he taught even his opressors the value of tolerance and compassion. He brought freedom to an entire nation and set a shining example to the rest of the world.

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The Year's Best Graphic Novel Award, Comicon India 2011

"The book is solidly crafted and far more nuanced and detailed than one might expect.... That it exceeds these expectations is a welcome surprise." -- John Hogan, Graphicnovelreporter.com

"I highly recommend Campfire’s comics. They do what they are intended to do and do it in  a way that excites kids about classic literature." — Chris Wilson, The Graphic Classroom (a resource for teachers and librarians)

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