From School Library Journal
Grade 6-9–These biographies are detailed but flawed. The chronologically arranged chapters cover major events in the men's lives, such as Growing up in Gujarat (Gandhi
) and Acts of Defiance (Mandela).
Numerous interesting photos and illustrations are included. Unfortunately, both books contain errors, such as incomplete Web site addresses in the Works Cited sections and incorrect quotes. Pretoria, where Gandhi lived for a year, is omitted from the map of South Africa, and the reason given for Mandela's separation from his first wife is not the same as that given in his autobiography. For books on Gandhi, stick with John B. Severance's Gandhi: Great Soul
(Clarion, 1997). Most titles on Mandela for this audience aren't any better than this one.–Ann W. Moore, Schenectady County Public Library, NY
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