Kenji Goto's compelling books



Even after his death at the hands of ISIS in January 2015, Kenji Goto continues to inspire many through his compelling books!!

Kenji Goto
Born in 1967 in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, Kenji Goto worked as a freelance journalist and photographer until his sudden death at the hands of ISIS in January 2015. His 2005 book on child soldiers in Africa, I Want Peace More than Diamonds (Daiyamondo Yori Heiwa ga Hoshii) – an installment in a series – won the Sankei Children’s Book Award. His three other titles in the series are Passing On Life: The Story of a Sixteen-Year-Old Mother with HIV; Prayers of Rwanda: The Story of a Family Who Lived Through the Civil War; and If I Could Go to School: The Story of a Young Girl in Afghanistan. Kenji also contributed to Japanese television broadcasters NHK and TV Asahi. He worked tirelessly as a journalist to raise awareness of civilian suffering in war zones and continues to inspire many through his previous tweets (@kenjigotoip), which have gone viral. He is survived by his wife and daughter.

I Want Peace More Than Diamonds

Passing On Life

Prayers of Rwanda

If I Could Go To School