Author(s): Douglas Carlton Abrams; Desmond Tutu
Now in a board book edition With warmth and humor, Archbishop Tutu distills his philosophy of unity and forgiveness for the very young. (Ages 1-3)
Archbishop Desmond Tutu has a vision of God's dream, which he shares here with the youngest of listeners. It involves people who reach out and hold each other's hands, but sometimes get angry and hurt each other -- and say they're sorry and forgive. It's a wish that everyone will see they are brothers and sisters, no matter their way of speaking to God, no matter the size of their nose or the shade of their skin. Aided by vibrant artwork evoking such images as a rainbow and a sharing circle, Tutu offers the essence of his ubuntu philosophy, a wisdom so clear and crystalline that even the smallest child can understand.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 for his efforts to bring equality, justice, and peace to South Africa. In 1995, Nelson Mandela asked him to lead the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which became a model of national forgiveness and coexistence. Archbishop Tutu currently chairs the Elders, an international conflict-resolution group. He lives in South Africa. Douglas Carlton Abrams is the coauthor with Archbishop Desmond Tutu of "God Has a Dream: A Vision of Hope for Our Time." He lives in California. LeUyen Pham is the author-illustrator of "Big Sister, Little Sister" and has illustrated many other books for children. She lives in San Francisco.