Words in the Dust, by Trent Reedy
I haven't read this young adult novel yet--I'm waiting for our 14-year-old son to get through it first--but am looking forward to sinking my teeth into it.
It's about a girl in Afghanistan who has a cleft lip. My writer hubby loved it and reviews it here on his blog.
I do not recall ever reading a book about a heroine with a cleft lip, so I'm immediately intrigued by that. (I had a cleft lip and palate at birth.)
Stay tuned for my review!