“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
"Braden sensitively demonstrates how isolating it can be to live with people who, despite good intentions, force their children to fulfill expectations that run counter to their own senses of self. . . . All the characters find ways to encourage each other, be less alone, and connect.”—Booklist, starred review
This was a big week for EMLA author Trent Reedy, whose book WORDS IN THE DUST was chosen as Al Roker's latest Book Club pick. Taking his place on the couch next to host Al Roker, Trent answered questions from four young readers who not only loved his book but awarded it an unprecedented 5 stars! Follow this link to catch up on the event and watch Trent in action if you missed it live.
Congratulations, Trent, on meeting this terrific opportunity with such poise and presence!
While in New York, Trent was also able to visit the offices of the organization Women for Afghan Women. A portion of proceeds from sales of WORDS IN THE DUST will be donated to Women for Afghan Women so that they can continue helping the women and girls of Afghanistan.