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Trent Reedy


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 - Youth Fiction

Mike was seven when his father was killed in mysterious circumstances in Afghanistan. Eight years later, the family still hasn't recovered: Mike's mom is overworked and overprotective; his younger sister Mary feels no connection to the father she barely remembers; and in his quest to be "the man of the family," Mike knows he's missing out on everyday high school life.

by Trent Reedy - Historical Fiction

From the author of WORDS IN THE DUST: an action-packed YA novel set in a frighteningly plausible near future.

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.