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God's Dream

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God's Dream
Written by Desmond Tutu
Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781536223538
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God's Dream

author: Desmond Tutu
illustrator: LeUyen Pham

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.

With warmth and humor, Archbishop Desmond Tutu distills his philosophy of unity and forgiveness into a picture book for the very young.
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
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isbn-10/isbn-13:
1536223530 /  9781536223538
on sale date:
05/2022
type/format:
Picture Books / Paperback
age range:
3 yrs - 5 yrs
# of pages/size:
40 / 9 5/16" x 10 13/16"
grade range:
Preschool - Kindergarten
 
subjects:
Social Topics; Religion;
author’s comments:
Archbishop Desmond Tutu (1931-2021) was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 for his lifelong struggle to bring equality, justice, and peace to his native country of South Africa. He also served as Archbishop of Cape Town, South Africa, from 1986 until 1996. In 1995, former South African President Nelson Mandela asked him to lead the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which became a model of national forgiveness and coexistence. Archbishop Tutu co-authored God Has a Dream: A Vision of Hope for Our Time and is the author of Desmond and the Very Mean Word.

Douglas Carlton Abrams is the co-author with Archbishop Desmond Tutu of God Has a Dream: A Vision of Hope for Our Time. He is also the cofounder of Idea Architects, a book and media development agency working with visionary authors to create a wiser, healthier, and more just world. He lives with his family in California.
illustrator’s comments:
LeUyen Pham is the author and illustrator of Big Sister, Little Sister and has illustrated many other books for children, including Freckleface Strawberry by Julianne Moore and the New York Times bestseller Grace for President by Kelly DiPucchio. About God's Dream, she says, "Being a part of this book has been an extremely significant experience for me, considering that I left war-torn Vietnam during the fall of Saigon when I was only a year old. My son was also born during the creation of this book, bringing the lovely message of hope and love full circle." LeUyen Pham lives in San Francisco with her family.
 
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