Born in Southern China in 1893, Mao Zedong grew up in a world desperate to break with the ancient rules of the Qing dynasty. Mao challenged convention early in life, and was expelled from school. He joined China's new Communist Party, and led China's historic revolution.
Hailed by many as a truly liberating hero, others demonized him as a brutal monster. This biography outlines the revolutionary life of the first leader of the People's Republic of China and sets his march to power in the context of world history.
Dramatic visuals and absorbing narrative combine to give young readers a close-up look at some of the most influential people of all time. Emphasizing the childhood of each famous individual, the books in this series blend personal diaries, school reports, family photographs, and primary quotes to create a scrapbook-style layout that children will be drawn to immediately. Timelines are used throughout to depict key events. The comprehensive presentation makes these books perfect for students assigned to read a biography.
"Striking jackets and an ample assortment of archival images .concise spirited narratives will pull readers into the story." Booklist
"These handsomely designed books present the lives and accomplishments of powerful leaders Volumes are illustrated with maps and many colorful photographs of the art and sculpture that give substance to years long past."School Library Journal
"This biography introduces readers not only to Mandela, but also to the political turmoil that affected South Africa for over a century. It begins with his birth, and covers his school years, his political ventures, imprisonment, release, presidency, Nobel Peace Prize, and retirement. Full-color photographs appear throughout and a time line runs along the bottom of each spread."School Library Journal