"A book to be read over and over for its intriguing story, illustrations, and captions." —School Library Journal, starred review
“A touching tale of understanding and friendship . . . The message of education as a vehicle for progress and dismantling hatred is one that will strike a chord with readers.” — Kirkus Reviews
I'm so pleased to announce Trent Reedy's debut novel, forthcoming with Arthur A. Levine Books/Scholastic: Words in the Dust. This middle-grade novel tells the story of an Afghan girl struggling with the effects of decades of war, and is based on
Faced with the American offer of corrective surgery for her cleft lip, thirteen-year-old Zulaikha thinks that looking normal or even pretty like her fifteen-year-old sister Zeynab will fix her problems. But when Zeynab is unexpectedly married off, Zulaikha realizes that there has to be something else, something more, to offer hope for a good life in a new
Although the offer was made and accepted last fall, we have just now put the finishing touches on the paperwork, and are so pleased to be able to make this deal public. The acquiring editor was Cheryl Klein, and the book is slotted for publication in January 2011.