The 14th Dalai Lama

Whitney Stewart recounts the Dalai Lama's fascinating story-his isolated childhood in a palace, his teenage years negotiating with China's Chairman Mao, his flight into India, and his life in exile. For his tireless efforts in promoting nonviolence and human rights, the Dalai Lama was awarded the Nobel Prize for peace in 1989. He is a spiritual leader known and loved around the world.

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.(Young adult book)