What You Wish For: A Book for Darfur

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WHAT YOU WISH FOR: A BOOK FOR DARFUR has brought together a potent roster of international talent, from Francisco X. Stork's hopeful 'The Rules for Wishing,' were a young man living in an unusual group home learns what it means to make a wish, to Cornelia Funke's spirited 'Rosanna,' where magic goes awry when a bully set his sights on the title character, to John green's thoughtful 'Reason,' where a boy loves an unattainable girl completely and honestly. Then there's the heartrending sacrifice one dying girls makes for another in Karen Hesse's stunning 'Nell'; a bullied boys' poignant wish for a friend in Meg Cabot's 'The Protectionist'; and many, many more gems, including poems and even a graphic story from some the best talent writing for children today. Each story and poem has its own affecting power and celebrates the simple wishes-home, family, safety and love, things we all wish for-of the Darfuri refugees this collection honors with incredible grace, beauty and oft-times humor. What You Wish For is a collection poised to leave an indelible mark. This collection will benefit the literacy and education of Darfuris by supporting library development in refugee camps. Book Wish Foundation, an all-volunteer 501 (c)(3) public charity founded by a mother-and-son team, organized the collection and will donate it proceeds to the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR.

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General Fields

  • : 9780399254543
  • : Penguin Publishing Group
  • : Putnam Publishing Group
  • : December 2011
  • : 230mm X 161mm X 25mm
  • : United States
  • : February 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Hardback
  • : 1
  • : English
  • : [Fic]
  • : 288
  • : illustrations