Kramer's eloquent and approachable text describes the leader's dedication to nonviolence, his role in the African National Congress, and his arrest in 1962 for sabotage and conspiracy. During his 27 years in prison, Mandela continued his fight for a democratic and free society, and ultimately was released and elected president of South Africa.
For children, this is an inspiring story of someone whose hard work and devotion to a good cause pays off in the end. Ages 8 to 12. 64 pages - includes full color photographs.