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 Sri Lankan father. After spending a few years teaching English in secondary schools, she took a job running an alternative school program for teenage boys. Perera is the author of" Guantanamo Boy" and "The Glass Collector". She lives in London, England.