In this informative text, readers will learn all about the exceptional civil rights leader Nelson Mandela. The late president of South Africa spent more than 25 years in prison fighting apartheid. Mandela's example lives on for others to follow, as we continue to work to overcome racism and discrimination. Photographs of the era and quotes from Mandela and others will bring the information to life for young readers. A helpful timeline offers insight into the history of apartheid in South Africa and Mandela's own life.