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Desmond and the Very Mean Word

By Archbishop Desmond Tutu & Douglas Carlton Abrams
The story of a black boy from a township who suffers “a mean word” shouted by white boys. With advice from a wise adult, he learns to live with it and even to forgive. Illustrated on large pages with glowing, realistic pictures full of atmosphere and detail and character. But when one realises that the boy Desmond was the young Arch and that his adult adviser was Trevor Huddlestone, this picture book story gains a niche in our history. Lovely, full of love and packing an impressive punch.

Walker Books