Book celebrating young Tsunami survivors raises funds for Y Care International

A powerful anthology of stories about the real-life experiences of children and young people affected by December 2004’s South Asian Tsunami has been published to raise money for Y Care International.

The charity is one of five international aid agencies (along with UNICEF, Save the Children, SOS Children and Handicap International) to have contributed background information for the stories in ‘Higher Ground’, all on real young people who have been supported by their post-Tsunami relief work.They are each receiving a portion of the royalties on the sale of the book from its publisher, Chrysalis Books Group.‘Higher Ground’ is a collection of sixteen short stories, each written by a well-known children’s author.

Each story is about a different child or young person from a country affected by the Tsunami that ends with an update on their real-life progress by the charity that supported their recovery following the Tsunami.The book’s authors – which include Melvin Burgess, Eoin Colfer, Gillian Cross, Narinder Dhami, Malachy Doyle and John Fardell – tell incredible stories of bravery and survival, and look at how money the public generously donated towards charity aid efforts has supported the children involved.

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