The author of"Mahtab's Story" and the author of "TheIsland "team up to bring young readers another powerfulsocial justice-relatedworkaninspiring, thought-provoking picture book about findingone'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, refusingto 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."