Learning About Africa: What You Wish For

A new book, What You Wish For, created as a fundraiser for Book Wish Foundation, a nonprofit organization working to build libraries for Darfur refugees living in Chad, is a unique collection of stories and poems all contributed by a celebrated authors from all over the world.  Meg Cabot, Jane Yolen, John Green R. L. Stine, and Alexander McCall Smith are among 18 writers who have taken on the idea of wishing in original and different ways.  Some of their offerings are folkloric in tone, some contemporary, some magical. The works are remarkably varied from stories, to poems to comics.  My personal favorite may be Ann M. Martin’s “The Lost Art of Letter Writing,”  but all bear reading.


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