A picture book version of a bestseller co-authored by Nobel Peace Prize winners the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu will be released this fall.
It was announced by Random House Children’s Books on Tuesday The little book of joy will be released on September 27, with Rachel Neumann and Douglas Abrams collaborating on the text with illustrations provided by artist Rafael López.
In 2016, Archbishop Tutu and the Dalai Lama worked together on The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing Worldwhich has sold more than a million copies and has been translated into more than 40 languages.
Tutu died on December 26, 2021 at the age of 90 years.
“We are thrilled and honored that His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu created this book with us, which brings their important message of joy directly to children,” said Mallory Loehr, Random House Children’s Books Executive Vice President and Publisher, in a statement. .
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“Especially in light of the Archbishop’s passing, we are fortunate to have this uplifting book that can inspire future generations of children to look at the world through his unique lens of wonder, generosity and celebration,” Loehr said.