To research Sold
, Patricia McCormick
traveled to India and Nepal, where she interviewed the women of Calcutta's red-light district and girls who have been rescued from the sex trade. Patricia is a two-time National Book Award finalist, and the author of five critically acclaimed novels, among them Never Fall Down
, the story of a boy who survived the Killing Fields of Cambodia by playing music for the Khmer Rouge. Her other books include the YA classic Cut
, and the young readers' edition of I Am Malala,
the story of the Pakistani girl who was targeted by the Taliban for standing up for education. She lives in Manhattan.