Deborah Ellis





Deborah Ellis

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born
in Cochrane, Ontario, Canada
January 01, 1960

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Deborah Ellis has achieved international acclaim with her courageous and dramatic books that give Western readers a glimpse into the plight of children in developing countries.

She has won the Governor General's Award, Sweden's Peter Pan Prize, the Ruth Schwartz Award, the University of California's Middle East Book Award, the Jane Addams Children's Book Award and the Vicky Metcalf Award.

A long-time feminist and anti-war activist, she is best known for The Breadwinner Trilogy, which has been published around the world in seventeen languages, with more than a million dollars in royalties donated to Street Kids International and to Women for Women, an organization that supports health and education projects in Afghanistan. In 2006, Deb was n...more


Average rating: 3.88 · 20,208 ratings · 2,566 reviews · 53 distinct works · Similar authors
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Parvana's Journey (The Brea...
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Mud City (The Breadwinner, #3)
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My Name Is Parvana (The Bre...
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I Am a Taxi
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No Ordinary Day
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“Nobody really owns anything. We give back our bodies at the end of our lives. We own our thoughts, but everything else is just borrowed. We use it for a while, then pass it on.
Everything.
We borrow the sun that shines on us today from the people on the other side of the world while they borrow the moon from us. Then we give it back. We can't keep the sun, no matter how afraid we are of the dark.”
Deborah Ellis, No Ordinary Day

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