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By Leah Henderson

Leah Henderson has always loved stories-short ones, long ones, sad ones, funny ones, and all those in between. When she is not frantically scribbling down the adventures of the characters jabbering in her head, she is off on her own adventures. Traipsing around the globe, venturing down meandering paths, soaking up the vibrancy of tantalizing souks and making lasting friendships. Many of the hopes, struggles, and traditions she witnesses on her travels find a home in her stories and color the lives of her characters.

In “One Shadow on the Wall” we learn that recently orphaned Mor and his sisters try to figure out their next steps in the world amidst bullying, and the threat of separation from their home and everything they love. Set in contemporary Senegal, “One Shadow on the Wall” was written for middle schoolers.  It’s about a family, unexpected friendships, courage, and outwitting one’s foe.

Leah holds a MFA in Creative Writing from Spalding University and calls Washington D.C. home and will be reading from One Shadow on the Wall as well as signing books.