Biography

Trent Reedy

Trent Reedy became fascinated with Afghanistan when he served there with the U.S. Army. Upon his return to the United States, he enrolled in the Writing for Children MFA program at the Vermont College of Fine Arts, where he wrote the first drafts of Words in the Dust. Born and raised in Iowa, where he taught high school English, Trent and his wife now live in Washington state.

Trent Reedy

Books by Trent Reedy

by Trent Reedy - Fiction, Young Adult 9+

A quiet, severely disfigured Afghan girl experiences a promising vision of her nation's future when American troops occupy her desert village and arrange surgery for her cleft lip. Based on an enlightening true story, WORDS IN THE DUST tells of a shy 13-year-old and how much her life changes because of the simple kindness of a few concerned American soldiers.