We Are All The Same: A Story Of A Boy's Courage And A Mother's Love

Paperback | October 25, 2005

byJim Wooten

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"Wooten has pulled off something close to miraculous... and touched the face of HIV/AIDS with compassion and humanity. —Alexandra Fuller, Chicago Tribune

"This is a book not to be missed." —People

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

"Wooten rightly disregards journalistic distance and writes himself into the work, making it read like a contemplative literary memoir." —Time Out New York

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Every so often, I come across a story and remember why there is a saying that "truth is stranger (and often stronger) than fiction". We Are All the Same is the extraordinary story of a little South African boy whose bravery and fierce determination to make a difference rocked a nation and, eventually, the world. Nkosi Johnson was born with ...

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"Wooten has pulled off something close to miraculous... and touched the face of HIV/AIDS with compassion and humanity. —Alexandra Fuller, Chicago Tribune"This is a book not to be missed." —People"Amazing and tender... in this special book [Wooten] brings home the tragedy of AIDS." —Liz Smith, New York Post"Wooten rightly disregards jou...

Jim Wooten is ABC News' Senior Correspondent and contributes to World News Tonight with Peter Jennings, Nightline, Good Morning America, and other ABC News broadcasts. In 1994, his reports from Rwanda and Zaire for World News Tonight and Nightline won the Overseas Press Club Award, the Robert F. Kennedy Award, and the Joe Alex Morris A...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 7.06 × 5.09 × 0.54 inPublished:October 25, 2005Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Moving, Powerful. I read this book years ago and I have never been able to forget this Nkosi's story. This is a MUST read. It will tug on your heart strings, make you angry, sad, hopeful and all other emotions all at the same time. This is one inspirational young man, who's story needs to be shared.
Date published: 2016-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful! What an inspirational tale that reminds us that we can all make a difference in this world. Truly touching.
Date published: 2008-06-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful Beautifully written, gives you hope, honest, challenges you to think beyond your backyard. Reminds us that knowledge and inspiration can be found in the young.
Date published: 2008-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Truth is Stranger (and often stronger) than Fiction Every so often, I come across a story and remember why there is a saying that "truth is stranger (and often stronger) than fiction". We Are All the Same is the extraordinary story of a little South African boy whose bravery and fierce determination to make a difference rocked a nation and, eventually, the world. Nkosi Johnson was born with AIDS and to a poverty stricken mother who was also dying of AIDS. Their story is poignant, powerful, and beautifully written by award-winning journalist Jim Wooten who said about his book, "I am writing about the relationship between a black child who never grew up and a white woman who never gave up." You will be deeply touched by this wonderful book.
Date published: 2007-09-21

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Wooten has pulled off something close to miraculous... and touched the face of HIV/AIDS with compassion and humanity. (Alexandra Fuller, Chicago Tribune) This is a book not to be missed. (People ) Amazing and tender... in this special book [Wooten] brings home the tragedy of AIDS. (Liz Smith, New York Post) Wooten rightly disregards journalistic distance and writes himself into the work, making it read like a contemplative literary memoir. (Time Out New York)