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Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Kadir Nelson
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books (2013, Jan 2nd).
In this picture book biography, award-winning author and illustrator Kadir Nelson tells the story of Mandela, a global icon, in poignant free verse and glorious illustrations. It is the story of a young boy's determination to change South Africa, and of the struggles of a man who eventually became the president of his country by believing in equality for all people, no matter the color of their skin. Readers will be inspired by Mandela's triumph and his lifelong quest to create a more just world.An author's note at the back retells the story of Mandela's fight against apartheid in simple prose, and takes the story further, including Mandela's Nobel Peace Prize. A short bibliography lists additional sources for readers who want to find out more.This Coretta Scott King Honor Book supports the Common Core State Standards. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Christopher Elliott
Publisher: National Geographic (2014, Mar 4th).
"Consumer travel advocate Christopher Elliott gives you the inside scoop on how to travel smart in this new guide from National Geographic. Calling on practical advice accumulated from more than 20 years of experience in the field, Elliott guides you through the complexities of travel--from cruises to car rentals, travel insurance to time shares, restaurants to resorts, and airlines to agents--and arms you with all the information you need for a successful trip. Full of actionable advice and the answers to the most common--and perplexing--questions, Elliott guides readers through the new rules of travel and breaks through the virtual confusion of pricing, offers, discounts, packages, and every imaginable aspect of a trip, every step of the way. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Zhu Fayuan
Publisher: CN Times Books (2013, Nov 30th).
"VERDICT: Nearly anyone, even those with just a small interest in China, will find much to learn and enjoy here." - Library Journal To understand China, we need to step into the palace of her culture and explore her rich history. With this in mind, a group of scholars from China and America have put this book together as a kind of primer on all things China, from art and science to religion and society. They have tried to offer here a panoramic view of the totality of Chinese culture, using only the most representative material, to introduce to the West the most typical aspects of Chinese civilization and life. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability