Who Is the Dalai Lama? (Who Was?)

by Dana Meachen Rau (Author) Dede Putra (Illustrator)

Who Is the Dalai Lama? (Who Was?)
Reading Level: 4th − 5th Grade
Series: Who Was?
Get to know the Dalai Lama, Tibet's spiritual leader and one of the most popular world leaders today.

Two-year-old Lhamo Thondup never imagined he would be anything other than an ordinary child, but after undergoing a series of tests, he was proclaimed the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet. By age 15, he found himself the undisputed leader of six million people who were facing the threat of a full-scale war from the Chinese. After the defeat of the Tibetan national uprising in 1959, the Dalai Lama had to flee Tibet and went into exile in India. For nearly 50 years, he has aimed to establish Tibet as a self-governing, democratic state. In 1989, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his nonviolent efforts for the liberation of Tibet and his concern for global environmental problems. As the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism, the Dalai Lama continues to spend his life working to benefit humanity and preserving Tibetan culture.
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Dana Meachen Rau
Dana Meachen Rau has written more than 300 books for children, including picture books, early readers, nonfiction, and biographies. She is the author of Who Are the Rolling Stones? and Who Is the Dalai Lama?
Classification
Non-fiction
ISBN-13
9781101995549
Lexile Measure
900
Guided Reading Level
-
Publisher
Penguin Workshop
Publication date
April 03, 2018
Series
Who Was?
BISAC categories
JNF007080 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Religious
JNF007070 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Political
JNF049090 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Religion | Eastern
Library of Congress categories
Biographies
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiograp
Religious leaders
Bstan-dzin-rgya-mtsho
Dalai lamas
Tibet Region
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Religion / Eastern

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