Affected by a rare and fatal neuromuscular disease, Mattie J.T. Stepanek, a thirteen-year-old boy, made a difference before he died with his Heartsongs poetry. His final volume of poetry, 'Reflections of a Peacemaker', published posthumously, became an instant New York
Times best-seller, and he continues to impact the world through 'Just Peace: A Message of Hope'. 235mm x 160mm., pp. xxix, 200, colour and black & white plates throughout. Hard cover in dust jacket. Contents, SIGNED by MATTIE (LOVE, MATTIE) on 2004 National Goodwill Ambassador bookplate printed on first page - no other inscriptions. FINE.