The Boy with a Bamboo Heart: An Interview with Chantal Jauvinby Elizabeth Martins
Q: Your new book The Boy with a Bamboo Heart: The Story of a Street Orphan Who Built a Children’s Charity is the harrowing and inspiring story of Lek or “Little One” (now called Dr. Amporn Wathanavongs) who went from an orphan on the streets of Thailand to the founder of a nonprofit that now helps impoverished children in Thailand learn to read and write. The book, told from the point of view of Lek, reads like a heart-wrenching poem. How did you get inside the mind of little Lek and manage to tell his sometimes tragic, sometimes heartening story so poetically?
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