Nelson Mandela - part of the Modern Heroes series - is ideal for school projects for young readers. Modern Heroes is a series of colourful, illustrated books about the lives of some remarkable people whose influence has shaped how we live today. Concise, accessible, entertaining, the series contains excellent introductions to history or modern studies. Nelson Mandela is a black man who became the president of South Africa after many years of struggle. He has accomplished many things in his life, all of them for one goal - the freedom of the black people of South Africa. Mandela comes from a royal background, and is a warrior. He learned from a young age to fight for what he wanted. This 32 page book explains in simple, clear language just why he achieved such extraordinary things and his remarkable achievements is an inspirational story for millions. The full set of the series 'Modern Heroes' distributed by Waverley Books is an asset for any young reader.