The Glass Collector

The Glass Collector

By Anna Perera

Albert Whitman & Company, Hardcover, 9780807529485, 352pp.

Publication Date: March 2012

A 15-year-old boy lives amongst the rubbish piles in the slums of Cairo and collects broken glass while hoping to find a future he can believe in.

About the Author
Anna Perera was born in London to an Irish mother and a Sri Lankan father. She worked as an English teacher in two secondary schools in London, and later became responsible for a unit for boys excluded from mainstream schools. She lives in Hampshire, England. Her first young adult novel was Guantanamo Boy.