Immaculée Ilibagiza, the author of Left to Tell, Led by Faith and Our Lady of Kibeho (with Steve Erwin), was born in Rwanda. She lost most of her family during the 1994 genocide. Four years later, she emigrated to the United States and soon began working at the United Nations in New York City. She is now a full-time public speaker and writer. In 2007 she established the Left to Tell Charitable Fund, which helps support Rwandan orphans and was awarded the Mahatma Gandhi International Award for Reconciliation and Peace.