About the Author
ALLAN STRATTON is the internationally acclaimed author of Chanda’s Secrets, winner of twenty-six awards and citations including the ALA’s Michael L. Printz Honor Book, the Children’s Africana Best Book Award and Booklist’s Editor’s Choice. The film version, Life, Above All, won the Prix François Chalais at the Cannes Film Festival and was South Africa’s Oscar entry for best foreign language film. Its sequel, Chanda’s Wars, won the CLA Young Adult Book Award and was a Junior Library Guild selection (USA). His most recent novel, Borderline, earned an American Library Association Best Fiction nod. All his books have been nominated for the White Pine Award. He lives in Toronto. Visit him online at www.allanstratton.com.