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.
For Ages: 11 - 15 years old
For Grades: 6 - 10
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 15th September 2011
Dimensions (cm): 23.012 x 14.7 x 2.515
Weight (kg): 0.413