ITEM: Candy Gourlay, whose book Tall Story is required reading in Grade 7 in the Philippines, supports the Sambat Trust, a small charity that builds beautiful school libraries in deprived schools south of Manila. Donate a copy of Candy’s new book Shine (currently not yet available in the Philippines) to a Sambat Trust library. You will receive confirmation and photographs of the school receiving the book.
BIO: Candy Gourlay is a Filipino author based in London. Her book Tall Story, set both in the Philippines and London, was nominated for the Carnegie Medal in 2011. It has won the Crystal Kite Prize for Europe and the National Children’s Book Award of the Philippines and was shortlisted for 13 prizes. Her new book is a ghost story called SHINE. http://www.candygourlay.com