The people of Darfur have suffered greatly for nearly a decade. Today, over a quarter of a million live in refugee camps — and nearly two-thirds of these are children. Yet despite their plight, these children dream of a brighter tomorrow and long for the chance to learn so that someday they might achieve their dreams. But to learn, they need books.
Book Wish Foundation, an all-volunteer charity founded by a mother-and-son team, has been bringing books to the children of Darfur since 2007. To help raise money for this worthy cause, 18 of today’s leading authors for young people have created original stories and poems and put them together in a new book called What You Wish For. All of the authors have donated their work to this collection so that Book Wish Foundation can donate 100% of its proceeds from this book towards the building of libraries in the refugee camps in Chad. To support the efforts of these generous authors, Books of Wonder is truly honored to host an event with seven of the contributors to What You Wish For.
Monday evening a truly unforgettable event with seven spectacular authors — all united to help the struggling children of Darfur… What You Wish For A Book for Darfur
This past Monday, October 17th, from 7-9pm, Books of Wonder was thrilled to welcome seven of the world’s best-selling and most highly honored writers for young adults and children, each of whom have contributed stories and poems that captivate, inspire, and offer hope in What You Wish For — an incredible new collection that will raise money to fund libraries in Darfur refugee camps in Chad. Thanks to everyone who came out to meet New York Times bestseller JEANNE DUPRAU (City of Ember), Newberry Award-winner KAREN HESSE (Out of the Dust), Newbery Honor author and creator of the best-selling “Baby Sitters Club” ANN M MARTIN (A Corner of the Universe), Newbery Honor and three-time National Book Award finialist MARILYN NELSON (Carver: A Life in Poems), author/artist NATE POWELL (Any Empire), author SOFIA QUINTERO (Divas Don’t Yield), and best-selling master of the children’s thriller R.L. STINE (Goosebumps, Fear Street). Beginning at 7pm this wonderfully talented cast of authors spoke about their contributions to this new book and why they chose to participate, took questions from the audience, and signed copies of all their wonderful works. .
R.L. Stine, Ann M. Martin, and more top authors at NYC Book Signing