Words in the Dust

Author: Reedy, Trent. Publisher: Scholastic Incorporated/Arthur A. Levine Books


Zulaikha, an Afghani girl with a cleft palate, is ridiculed for her looks, but her pre-determined future could change with the arrival of American military.




Awards Won

Title Year
Best Fiction for Young Adults

The books, recommended for ages 12-18, meet the criteria of both good quality literature and appealing reading for teens. The list comprises a wide range of genres and styles, including contemporary realistic fiction, fantasy, horror, science fiction and novels in verse.

2012 - Selection(s)