Penguin Workshop Who Is Tibet's Exiled Leader?: The 14th Dalai Lama
Penguin Workshop Who Is Tibet's Exiled Leader?: The 14th Dalai Lama

Who Is Tibet's Exiled Leader?: The 14th Dalai Lama

By Teresa Robeson


Publication Date: April 4, 2023

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Ages 8 to 12, Grades 3 to 7

Discover the story behind the Fourteenth Dalai Lama's journey from Tibet to permanent exile in India in this captivating graphic novel written by 2020 APALA Award-winning author Teresa Robeson and illustrator Angela Poon.

Presenting Who HQ Graphic Novels: an exciting addition to the #1 New York Times Best-Selling Who Was? series!

Follow the Fourteenth Dalai Lama's harrowing escape to India in 1959, as he fled Chinese suppression of a national uprising in Tibet. A story of risk and political tension, this graphic novel invites readers to immerse themselves in the incredible story of the Tibetan spiritual and political leader -- brought to life by gripping narrative and vivid full-color illustrations that jump off the page.

Series Overview: Presenting Who HQ Graphic Novels: a new program from the #1 New York Times Best-Selling Who Was? series that highlights one pivotal moment from a person life's or an event in graphic novel form!

About the Author

Teresa Robeson (she/her) is the APALA Award-winning author of Queen of Physics: How Wu Chien Shiung Helped Unlock the Secrets of the Atom (recipient of an ILA Nonfiction Picture Book Honor and an NCTE Orbis Pictus Nonfiction Recommended Book). Other publications include Two Bicycles in Beijing and an essay in Nonfiction Writers Dig Deep, edited by Melissa Stewart. Teresa lives with her scientist-professor husband, younger son, and a motley crew of chickens on their 27-acre mini homestead. She draws upon her cultural heritage, immigrant sensibilities, as well as her background in science and love of nature when she writes. To see more of her work visit her website:

Author Residence: Southern Indiana

Author Hometown: Hong Kong, China

Angela Poon (she/her) is a freelance illustrator and comic artist living in Mississauga, Ontario. She is a graduate of Sheridan College's Bachelor of Illustration program, and is the illustrator of Deborah Kerbel's graphic novel Fred & Marjorie: A Doctor, a Dog, and the Discovery of Insulin. Angela enjoys capturing warmth and little moments of everyday life in her illustrations. Find more of her work at

Illustrator Residence:Mississauga, Ontario

Illustrator Hometown:Mississauga, Ontario

Format: Paperback

Length: 64 pages

Publisher: Penguin Workshop

Publication Date: April 4, 2023

ISBN: 9780593384589

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