We Are All the Same

A Story of a Boy's Courage and a Mother's Love

Jim Wooten - Author

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ISBN 9780143035992 | 256 pages | 25 Oct 2005 | Penguin | 5.15 x 7.12in | 18 - AND UP
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"Brilliant, stunning, beautifully written.... No one who reads this book will ever forget it." -Jim Lehrer

Award-winning correspondent for ABC World News and Nightline Jim Wooten is a seasoned newsman who has covered tragedy the world over. Now he tells the story of Nkosi Johnson, an eleven-year-old South African boy born with AIDS into poverty in a shantytown and given only a few years to live. But his ailing mother managed to cross her country’s divisions of race and class to bring him to Gail Johnson, who would raise him for her. Before his own death at the age of twelve, Nkosi had become, in Nelson Mandela’s words, “an icon of the struggle for life” for millions in Africa and around the world. And he had changed Wooten’s life in ways Wooten is still discovering. We Are All the Same is a work of Biblical simplicity and power that reveals the astonishing resilience of the human spirit.

Amazing and tender... in this special book [Wooten] brings home the tragedy of AIDS. (Liz Smith, New York Post)

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