OD, Chris, Terry PPL IYNWelcome to the site of writer, Terry Farish.   

The Good Braider, published by Skyscape and Recorded Books,  is now available in paperback and audio.   


“In this free verse novel for young adults and adults, Viola’s strikingly original voice sings out the story of her family’s journey from war-torn Sudan, to Cairo, and finally to Portland, Maine. Selected as a Best Book of the Year by the American Library Association, Bank Street College of Education,  & School Library Journal; winner of the  Boston Authors’s Club Award and Maine’s Lupine Award.”

 Terry with rapper OD who wrote “A Girl from Juba,” a tribute to THE GOOD BRAIDER and Chris who performs in the video with OD.  Photo by Lanie Honda

Update 30 July:  Terry’s novel, RABBIT IN THE MOON,  will be published by Carolrhoda Lab.   “This tale of first love features Sofie, the 16-year-old daughter of a Cambodian immigrant and a Scottish fisherman, and a young army medic back from Afghanistan, exploring themes of intergenerational trauma and the immigrant experience. Publication:  fall 2015.”   The novel is set on the seacoast of New Hampshire.


IBBY Congress in Mexico City

IBBY Congress in Mexico City
  How proud the people of IBBY Mexico  were to bring  creators of children’s literature and educators from all over the world to Mexico City. 

OD Sings the South Sudanese Diaspora

OD Sings the South Sudanese Diaspora
OD Bonny  has just released his newest album, Apwoyo – Thank you.  It is full of fire – an Acholi-English rap.  Here it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10EDVIKQnfA

An Open Book Foundation, Washington, D.C.

An Open Book Foundation,  Washington, D.C.
I’m going to Washington, D.C. with The Good Braider through An Open Book Foundation.  An Open Book  offers this generous invitation to D.C. teachers and