Deborah Ellis works as a counselor in a group home in Toronto. Her first children's book, Looking for X, won the Canadian Governor General's Award for Children's Literature. Deborah has been to Afghan refugee camps and heard many stories like Shauzia's. The royalties from this book will be donated to Street Kids International.
"Shauzia is the sting of our conscience Far more than a thousand World Vision advertisements, Deborah Ellis has made her come alive and speak to us."Age6/12/03"Deborah Ellis is a great author and really helps you understand about the struggle of being a child in Afghanistan."Rebecca Beagle, 12 yrs, Bendigo Advertiser3/1/04"Wonderful, thought-provoking reading" Sunday Tasmanian1/2/04"very thrilling and exciting definitely worth reading." Jack Cotton-Brown, Primary student.