Boy on the Lion Throne - Elizabeth Cody Kimmel

The 14th Dalai Llama’s life is fully documented in this page-turning and vivid account, Boy On The Lion Throne (Roaring Brook, $18.95). Author Elizabeth Cody Kimmel focuses on what it was like for a three-year old to be chosen for Tibet’s highest position as spiritual leader. By the time he was four, Tibetans came from all over to ask for the Dali Lama’s blessing. With photographs throughout, Kimmel’s new biography leads up to the international spiritual figure that the Dalai Llama has become, and gives historical context to the current conflict between China and Tibet. Ages 9 up.