What You Wish For: A Book For Darfur by Joyce Carol Book Wish FoundationWhat You Wish For: A Book For Darfur by Joyce Carol Book Wish Foundation

What You Wish For: A Book For Darfur

byJoyce Carol Book Wish Foundation, Naomi Shihab Nye, John Green

Hardcover | September 15, 2011

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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.
Francisco Xavier Arguelles was born in 1953 in Monterrey, Mexico. Ruth Arguelles, his mother, was a single mother from a middle class family in Tampico (a city on the Gulf of Mexico). The reason that Francisco was born in Monterrey rather than in Tampico, where Ruth lived, is that her father did not want anyone to know that she was goi...
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Title:What You Wish For: A Book For DarfurFormat:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 8.55 × 6.8 × 0.9 inPublished:September 15, 2011Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0399254544

ISBN - 13:9780399254543

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