To the Lion Throne: The Story of the 14th Dalai Lama

In 1936 Buddhist monks searched Tibet for the reincarnation of the Dalai Lama. They discovered a two-year-old farm boy with special gifts and brought him to Lhasa where he was raised among monks to be the religious and governmental leader of his country. In 1950, however, when the Dalai Lama was only 15 years old, Chinese Communists invaded Tibet. Nine years later, the young Dalai Lama was forced to escape into exile. Winner of the 1989 Nobel Prize for Peace, the 14th Dalai Lama is known world-wide as a man of deep wisdom and compassion. (Middle-grade book)