Friday, June 11, 2010

Looking Forward to Fall

I know it's only June, but in the publishing world that means that we're finishing off our Fall 2010 list! We've got some exciting titles coming up, which I'll profile over the next few weeks.

Today, let's talk about Afghanistan. In 2009, Sharon McKay became the first children's author to participate in the Canadian War Artists program. She asked to be sent to Darfur, but was told it was too dangerous--so instead, she visited Afghanistan! Her latest novel, Thunder over Kandahar, is about two teenage girls in Afghanistan called Tamanna and Yasmine. Each girl is struggling with her own problems, but together, they come up with a very daring solution...

Here's an interview with Sharon as she talks about the book and about her experience as a Canadian War Artist:

And here's a trailer for Thunder over Kandahar:

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