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Deborah Ellis

Doborah_EliisDeborah Ellis (Simcoe)

“I continue to be impacted by From Anna, a novel by acclaimed Canadian children’s author Jean Little. She takes big topics — war, immigration, disabilities — and breaks them down into a story about an awkward girl trying to find her place in her family and in the world. It’s a book that shows the power of kindness, of individual choice and the ability that we all have to see things from a new and life-changing perspective.”

Deborah Ellis is the author of Moon At Nine (Pajama Press), a story about two teenaged girls who fall in love with each other in l988 Iran, and The Cat At The Wall  (Groundwood Books), which takes place in Bethlehem, in the Middle East.