Grandad Mandela (Hardcover)

By Ambassador Zindzi Mandela, Zazi and Ziwelene Mandela, Sean Qualls (Illustrator), Zondwa Mandela

Lincoln Children's Books, 9781786031365, 40pp.

Publication Date: June 28, 2018

List Price: 17.99*
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Description

"...profoundly moving..." -Publishers Weekly

Nelson Mandela’s two great-grandchildren ask their grandmother, Mandela’s youngest daughter, 15 questions about their grandad – the global icon of peace and forgiveness who spent 27 years in prison. They learn that he was a freedom fighter who put down his weapons for the sake of peace, and who then became the President of South Africa and a Nobel Peace Prize-winner, and realise that they can continue his legacy in the world today. Seen through a child’s perspective, and authored jointly by Nelson Mandela's great-grandchildren and daughter, this amazing story is told as never before to celebrate what would have been Nelson's Mandela 100th birthday.



About the Author

Ambassador Zindzi Mandela is a South African freedom fighter, diplomat, writer, speaker, cultural advocate and favorite Grandma. She is the last born child of Mrs Winnie Madikizela- Mandela and President Nelson Mandela, and was only 18 months old when her father went to prison. In 1985, when she was 25 years old, she read Nelson Mandela's famous refusal to accept the offer of conditional release from President P. W. Botha to a packed football stadium in Soweto, saying his words, 'I cannot and will not give any undertaking at a time when I and you, the people, are not free.' The Ambassador lives in Copenhagen where she serves as South Africa's ambassador to Denmark.

Zazi Mandela (8) and Ziwelene Mandela (6) are the great-grandchildren of Mrs. Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and President Nelson Mandela. Zazi is a storyteller and an aspiring performer. Ziwelene is a storyteller and a maverick. 

Sean Qualls is an award winning, Brooklyn-based, children’s book illustrator, artist and author. He has illustrated a number of highly acclaimed books for children, including Giant Steps to Change The World by Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis-Lee, Little Cloud and Lady Wind by Toni Morrison and her son Slade, and Before John Was a Jazz Giant, for which he received a Coretta Scott King Illustration Honor. Sean also created the art for Dizzy by Jonah Winter and Skit Scat Raggedy Cat by Roxane Orgill. His work has received two Blue Ribbon citations from the Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books. Qualls has created illustrations for magazines, newspapers, and advertisements and his work has been shown in galleries in New York and across the country. 
 



Praise For Grandad Mandela

“…[a] child-friendly introduction to the topic of apartheid…demonstrates the simplification of momentous historical events and cultural concepts down to small and digestible kernels of truth.” –School Library Journal
 
 
- School Library Journal

"...profoundly moving..."
- Publishers Weekly

“…beautiful and inspiring… A gorgeous and personal tribute to Mandela’s legacy.” –Kirkus Reviews
- Kirkus Reviews

“…a good introduction to both Mandela’s historical importance and legacy as well as to the difficult discussion of apartheid and racial discrimination.” –School Library Connection
 
- School Library Connection