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What You Wish For

A Book for Darfur

Book Wish Foundation - Author

Naomi Shihab Nye - Author

John Green - Author

Joyce Carol Oates - Author

Various - Author

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ISBN 9780399254543 | 288 pages | 15 Sep 2011 | Putnam Juvenile | 9.25 x 6.25in | 12 - AND UP years
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A stellar collection from Newbery medalists and bestselling authors written to benefit Darfuri refugees

With contributions from some of the best talent writing for children today, What You Wish For is a compelling collection of affecting, inspiring, creepy, and oft-times funny short stories and poems all linked by the universal power of a wish - the abstract things we all wish for - home, family, safety and love.

From the exchange of letters between two girls who have never met but are both struggling with the unexpected curves of life, to the stunning sacrifice one dying girl makes for another, to the mermaid who trades her tail for legs, to the boy who unwittingly steals an imp's house, and to the chilling retelling of Cinderella, What You Wish For brings together a potent international roster of authors of note to remember and celebrate the Darfuri refugees and their incredible story of survival and hope.


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