The only children's picture book to be created in collaboration with the Mandela family and Mandela Legacy, this cross-generational title promises to bring Nelson Mandela's incredible story alive for the next generation.
Ambassador Zindzi Mandela is a South African freedom fighter, diplomat, writer, speaker, cultural advocate and favourite Grandma. She is the last born child of Mrs Winnie Madikizela- Mandela and President Nelson Mandela, and was only 18 months old when her father went to prison. In 1985, when she was 25 years old, she read Nelson Mandelas famous refusal to accept the offer of conditional release from President P. W. Botha to a packed football stadium in Soweto, saying his words, I cannot and will not give any undertaking at a time when I and you, the people, are not free. The Ambassador lives in Copenhagen where she serves as South Africas ambassador to Denmark.
Zazi Mandela (8) and Ziwelene Mandela (6) are the great-grandchildren of Mrs. Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and President Nelson Mandela. Zazi is a storyteller and an aspiring performer. Ziwelene is a storyteller and a maverick.
Sean Quall's is an award winning, Brooklyn-based, children's book illustrator, artist and author. He has illustrated a number of highly acclaimed books for children, including Giant Steps to Change The World by Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis-Lee, Little Cloud and Lady Wind by Toni Morrison and her son Slade, and Before John Was a Jazz Giant. Sean also created the art for Dizzy by Jonah Winter and Skit Scat Raggedy Cat by Roxane Orgill. His work has received two Blue Ribbon citations from the Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books. Quall's has created illustrations for magazines, newspapers and advertisements and his work has been shown in galleries in New York and across the country.