The author of160;Mahtab's Story and the author of The160;Island team up to bring young readers another powerful160;social justice-related160;work151;an160;inspiring, thought-provoking picture book about finding160;one's way in the world
"You must do as you're told."
"Let the army make you a man."
"Your country needs your vote."
As the voices in his life crowd in on him, Thomas looks for another way, refusing160;to conform to the expectations and demands of family and community. A loner, Thomas refuses to feel lonely, an inspiring choice in this masterful tale of questioning authority and resisting oppression. Powerful illustrations and a spare text make a parable of Thomas's journey, which reflects the courage we all need to find our passion and be ourselves.
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Subgenre: Social Issues / Peer Pressure, Social Issues / Self-Esteem + Self-Reliance, Social Issues / Violence