Deborah Ellis


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Friday, September 19, 1pm EST

Ask Deborah Ellis Anything

WHAT IS A REDDIT AMA? AMA stands for Ask Me Anything. An AMA is a thread on the Reddit message board where the community is invited to ask honest, earnest and provoking questions that would rarely show up in a typical media interview. Anyone can participate by asking questions or upvoting favorite questions and reading along. My AMA is closed for now, but you can read through the conversation. If you leave a question over the weekend, I will answer it on Monday, September 22 at 1pm EST. Set up an account at reddit.com and then jump in!

WHAT IS A REDDIT AMA?

AMA stands for Ask Me Anything. An AMA is a thread on the Reddit message board where the community is invited to ask honest, earnest and provoking questions that would rarely show up in a typical media interview. Anyone can participate by asking questions or upvoting favorite questions and reading along.

My AMA is closed for now, but you can read through the conversation. If you leave a question over the weekend, I will answer it on Monday, September 22 at 1pm EST. Set up an account at reddit.com and then jump in!

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DEBORAH ELLIS

is an  award-winning author, a feminist and a peace activist. Deborah penned the international bestseller The Breadwinner, as well as many challenging and beautiful works of fiction and non-fiction about children all over the world. Her most recent book is Looks Like Daylight: Voices of Indigenous Kids, a compelling collection of interviews with Aboriginal and Native American youth aged nine to eighteen. 

Deb has more than twenty books to her credit. She has won the Governor General’s Award, the Ruth Schwartz Award, the University of California’s Middle East Book Award, Sweden’s Peter Pan Prize, the Jane Addams Children’s Book Award, and the Vicky Metcalf Award for a Body of Work. She has received the Ontario Library Association’s President’s Award for Exceptional Achievement, and she has been named to the Order of Ontario.

Deborah is a passionate advocate for the disenfranchised. She “walks the talk,” donating most of her royalty income to worthy causes — Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan, Street Kids International, the Children in Crisis Fund of IBBY (International Board on Books for Young People) and UNICEF. She has donated more than one million dollars in royalties from her Breadwinner books alone.