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The 14th Dalai Lama
Stewart, Whitney, 1959-
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Publication Information:
Minneapolis : Lerner Publications Co., 2000.
Physical Description:
128 pages ; 22 cm.
Reading Level:
1130 Lexile.
Program Information:
Reading Counts RC 6-8 7.9 6 Quiz: 15235 Guided reading level: NR.
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BQ7935.B777 S73 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Offers the story of Lhamo Thondup, the fourteenth Dalai Lama, who was discovered when he was two years old and brought to the capital city of Lhasa to be trained as the religious and political leader of his country.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 5 Up‘This clearly written book chronologically traces the subject's life, from the fascinating discovery that he was the reincarnation of the 13th Dalai Lama, to his childhood of rigorous Buddhist religious education, to his present situation as a leader in exile. As a theocracy, the political and spiritual in Tibet are intertwined, and this biography reflects that fact by concentrating on both the political history of the country and on the spiritual life of the subject. The author's sympathies are clearly with the Dalai Lama and his decisions. Chinese justifications for annexing Tibet are presented, but easily explained away. The Dalai Lama's accomplishments in maintaining and promoting Tibetan culture in exiled Tibetan communities around the world are praised. The text is illustrated with well-chosen black-and-white and full-color photographs from various archives. A useful addition for reports.‘Susan Middleton, LaJolla Country Day School, CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.