Deborah Ellis an award-winning author, a feminist and a peace activist. Deborah penned the international bestseller The Breadwinner, as well as many challenging and beautiful works of fiction and non-fiction about children all over the world.
Deb has more than thirty books to her credit. She has won many awards including the Governor General’s Literary Award and the Ontario Library Association’s President’s Award for Exceptional Achievement, and she has been named to the Order of Canada. In 2017, The Breadwinner debuted as a feature animated film. Deborah is a passionate advocate for the disenfranchised. She “walks the talk,” donating most of her royalty income to worthy causes — Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan, Street Kids International, the Children in Crisis Fund of IBBY (International Board on Books for Young People) and UNICEF. She has donated more than one million dollars in royalties from her Breadwinner books alone.