Thursday, July 17, 2008

And the Winner is...

At the recent ALA Annual Meeting in Anaheim, Annick Press held a draw to commemorate the upcoming publication of The Bite of the Mango, a memoir by Mariatu Kamara written with Susan McClelland. A victim of the civil war in her native Sierra Leone, Mariatu tells the astonishing story of her experience at the hands of rebel soldiers and its aftermath. Now living in Toronto, Mariatu has been named a UNICEF Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict.

The winner of the ALA draw is Linda Adams, in whose name a $100 donation has been made by Annick Press to UNICEF. Linda will also receive a copy of The Bite of the Mango.


Linda is the Young Adult Coordinator at the San Bernardino (California) Public Library. She has three children and two grandsons, both under a year old. In her “spare time,” she works with Cartoonists across America, a group which promotes literacy around the world, using art and humor.

Thank you to all who participated in the draw.

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