Written by: Bryce Courtenay
Recommended by: David C. Howse, executive director, Boston Children's Chorus
"The themes of this powerful story are woven through the protagonist Peekay ? a young white South African boy who finds out what it means to be different. Peekay finds that in order to survive, he has to find a way to be true to himself and find 'the power of one' within. For me, this story confirms that we can overcome our greatest challenges when we know who we are as individuals ? when we are true to our best selves."