For all media inquiries, please contact:
Vice President, Book Wish Foundation
Regarding our library for 19,000+ Darfuri refugees in Iridimi Refugee Camp, eastern Chad, please click here for details about the books requested by the refugees and the location of the library.
Regarding What You Wish For (ISBN: 978-0399254543), our new book of short stories and poems for young adults:
- Named a Best Story Collection in the Pennsylvania School Librarians Association's 2011 list of Young Adult Top Ten or so Fiction Titles
- Nominated for the 2013 Isinglass Teen Read Award in New Hampshire
- NorthJersey.com/The Record article about a New Jersey library's fundraiser in support of our Darfur refugee camp library program, 3/15/2012
- TIME For Kids article about our UN event, 10/26/2011
- Shelf Awareness article about our UN event, 10/19/2011
- Press Release for 10/17/2011 event at UN Headquarters, NY, co-hosted by UN Office for Partnerships and UNHCR
- Starred review in Booklist, first appeared in print 10/1/2011
- Press Release for book launch, 9/15/2011
- Publishers Weekly Review, 8/8/2011
- Alexander McCall Smith's interview with the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, 7/7/2011
- Newbery Medal-winning author Karen Hesse's video, 6/15/2011
What You Wish For was released by Penguin/G.P. Putnam's Sons on September 15, 2011. We will donate 100% of our proceeds to the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, to fund libraries in the refugee camps in eastern Chad that are home to more than 250,000 Darfuris.