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Mandela, Nelson.
New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2009
IL 3-6, RL 3.0
ISBN 1596435666
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Have you ever heard someone tell you that you can grow up to be anything you want?  Even president?  When Nelson Mandela was growing up in South Africa, he did not hear that.  During  Mandela's childhood, South Africa was a segregated country.  This form of government is called apartheid.  Mandela lived in a small home with no running water or electricity.  But he was determined to change all that.  He believed that all races should live together and share the opportunities that were offered.  His belief was so strong, he was willing to go to prision to support his fellow Blacks.  Mandela spent 27 years in prison before being released in 1990.  And guess what.  He did grow up to be President of all the people of South Africa.
SUBJECTS:     Mandela, Nelson, 1918-
                        Africans -- Biography.
                        South Africa.
                        Civil rights.

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