The Trouble with the Alphabet is unique and powerful. The book
illuminates the world’s injustice in a compelling and unforgettable manner. It invites the
reader to consider these issues through vibrant portraits illustrating the emotion and
vulnerability of each child. It challenges indifference and apathy through poetic messages
delivered as if through a child’s eyes; messages that cut through the rhetoric and pierce
the heart and soul. It clarifies the issues through short essays that enlighten even the in-
formed. Finally, it involved experts, organizations that provide answers, strategies and at
the very least a platform to become a giver, a doer… an activist.
The book highlights 26 different countries, one for each letter of the alphabet. The
countries selected represent the wide range of human rights abuses and injustices that
plague the world and prey on the smallest and youngest in society – the children.
Each chapter closes with a respected non-governmental organization working in that
country to provide every reader an opportunity to move from apathy to activism…one
reader at a time.
Children are suffering because their human
rights are not being protected. Crimes against
the innocent, the vulnerable, and the forgotten,
occur everyday , in every country.
See the images through an artist’s eyes. Read
the cries for help as if you were a child. Under-
stand the issues with a new sense of humanity.
Refuse to be complacent. Decide that it’s time
to know the truth. Tell the world.
Make a difference.