In warm and simple words, Nobel Peace Prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu reaches out to children everywhere with his inspiring message of love and forgiveness.
Jacana Media is proud to announce the publication ofGod's Dreamin all 11 official South African languages. Jacana Media Managing Director, Mike Martin, says"this reflects our commitment to growing a culture of reading in South Africa and allowing children to read in their home language".
Archbishop Tutu is thrilled that the book will be accessible to all South African children. He explains that"God's Dream is a place where laughter, love, and peace reign and where we realise that we are all members of one family ‰ۡóÁÌ_́ÌÎÌ_?ÌÎÌ_? God's family".
Lynn Franklin, literary agent to the Archbishop, said"Like everyone involved with this beautiful book, I have enjoyed helping shepherd it through publication and into the world. I've seen personally how truly happy Archbishop Tutu is every time he sees a copy of God's Dream. We are all so pleased that Jacana is making it available in the many languages ofSouth Africaforallchildren there to experience the Archbishop's loving message and to learn from him how they can help make God's dream come true."
About the Authors
Archbishop Desmond Tutuwas 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 is currently the Chairperson of the Elders, an international group of world leaders, peace activists, and human rights advocates charged with helping to end conflicts and solve global problems (www.TheElders.org). His most recent book isGod Has a Dream: A Vision of Hope for Our Time.He continues to play an important role worldwide as a spokesperson for peace and forgiveness. The Archbishop lives in South Africa with his wife, Leah; they have four children and seven grandchildren.
Douglas Carlton Abramsis the coauthor with Archbishop Desmond Tutu ofGod Has a Dream: A Vision of Hope for Our Time.His many books have been translated into more than two dozen languages. He is the cofounder of Idea Architects, a book and media development agency working with visionary authors to create a wiser, healthier, and more just world. Douglas Carlton Abrams lives in California with his wife and their three children.
LeUyen Phamis the author and illustrator ofBig Sister, Little Sisterand has illustrated many other books for children, includingFreckleface Strawberryby Julianne Moore. AboutGod's Dream, LeUyen Pham says, "Being a part of this book, which has such a peaceful message, 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 and works in San Francisco with her husband and son.
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