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Find out what it’s like to be a famous poet, author and performer in this autobiography by Benjamin Zephaniah. Learn what it was like growing up in a house of seven children, meeting Nelson Mandela and how he sets about writing poetry, all told through his own voice and accompanied by artwork from Kate Greenaway winning illustrator Victor Ambrus.
* Diamond/Band 17 books offer more complex, underlying themes to give opportunities for children to understand causes and points of view.
* An autobiography
* A timeline on pages 54 and 55 presents the key events in Benjamin Zephaniah’s life chronologically, allowing plenty of recapping and further discussion.
* Curriculum Links: Citizenship: Living in a diverse world
* This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.₵15.00Total: ₵15.00Total: ₵15.00
Prof Ivan Addae-Mensah?s biography of Dr. Hilla Limann is a masterpiece.? It comprehensively fills a gap in a period of our history that not much has been written on. For those scholars, students, politicians, researchers, interested in the governance, political history, economic development, and international relations of Ghana, this is a must-read.₵100.00Total: ₵100.00Total: ₵100.00
No Easy Walk to Freedom introduces young readers to one of the most famous freedom fighters in history. His story is a symbol of hope across the world and though Nelson Mandela hardly needs an introduction, this powerful biography provides readers with an in-depth look at the man who grew up in rural South Africa under apartheid rule – a regime he ultimately helped to overthrow. Fully revised and updated for 2014, the author explores the history of South Africa and its often violent struggle for civil rights, while tracing Mandela’s role in that history.₵20.00Total: ₵20.00Total: ₵20.00
The first biography of Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook
‘A rich narrative with chapters covering values and Apple’s progress under Cook’ Wall Street Journal
In 2011, Tim Cook took on an impossible task – following in the footsteps of one of history’s greatest business visionaries, Steve Jobs. Facing worldwide scrutiny, Cook (who was often described as shy, unassuming and unimaginative) defied all expectations. Under Cook’s leadership Apple has soared: its stock has nearly tripled to become the world’s first trillion-dollar company. From the massive growth of the iPhone to new victories like the Apple Watch, Cook is leading Apple to a new era of success.
But he’s also spearheaded a cultural revolution within the company. Since becoming CEO, Cook has introduced a new style of management that emphasizes kindness, collaboration and honesty, and has quietly pushed Apple to support sexual and racial equal rights and invest heavily in renewable energy.