Deborah Ellis





Deborah Ellis


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
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Average rating: 3.90 · 28,486 ratings · 3,556 reviews · 55 distinct works · Similar authors
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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

“Even before you've gone anywhere, you feel like you've gone somewhere”
Deborah Ellis, Looking for X

“but there will be other things, new things. That's how it is with change. You leave one thing behind, and there's something else to take it's place.”
Deborah Ellis, Looking for X

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