Trent Reedy - Author

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Trent Reedy grew up in Iowa and has always loved telling stories. He majored in English at the University of Iowa and paid for his course by joining the Iowa Army National Guard. Called up to serve in Afghanistan in 2004, he experienced bad feelings both about the war and leaving his wife and home. Then, after reading Katherine Paterson's novel Bridge to Terabithia he started thinking about writing for young people. One of the children he encountered in Afghanistan was a young girl named Zulaikha, who had suffered since birth from a cleft lip. A U.S. army doctor gave her corrective surgery, and Trent was inspired by Zulaikha's quiet courage and dignity. The last time he saw her, he promised that he would tell her story. Returning to Iowa in 2005, he taught English before taking a Master of Fine Arts degree in writing for children and young adults at Vermont College of Fine Arts. He now lives with his wife and dog Wiggles in Washington State, where he is hard at work on his second book.

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If You're Reading This

If You're Reading This

Author: Trent Reedy Format: eBook Release Date: 01/09/2014

From the author of WORDS IN THE DUST and DIVIDED WE FALL: A heartwarming book about a son reconnecting with the father he lost in Afghanistan. (Runtime 9 hours, 14 min)

Words in the Dust

Words in the Dust

Author: Trent Reedy Format: eBook Release Date: 01/07/2012

Zulaikha hopes for peace, now that the Taliban have been driven from Afghanistan; a good relationship with her stepmother; and one day even to go to school, or to have her cleft palate fixed. Zulaikha knows all will be provided for her - "e;Inshallah,"e; God willing. (Runtime 8 hours, 28 min)

Words in the Dust (PDF)

Words in the Dust (PDF)

Author: Trent Reedy Format: eBook Release Date: 01/09/2011

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