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Fairtrade Pioneers - Interview with Miranda Paul, Dubai, UAE

Fairtrade Pioneers - Interview with Miranda Paul, Dubai, UAE

Miranda Paul fair trade advocate and children's author visits Sharjah and Dubai, UAE.

My friend renowned children's author and fairtrade advocate was invited to participate at the Sharjah International Children's Book Fair and visited me in Dubai.


I am very grateful to Miranda for conducting this interview during her short visit to Dubai.


Photographs of Miranda's visit


Miranda Paul with Sabeena Ahmed - 2018 Dubai UAE


I will ask Miranda to forward more photographs soon.


About Miranda


Miranda Paul is a award-winning children’s author of One Plastic Bag and Water is Water, both named Junior Library Guild selections.

Her titles have received starred reviews from School Library Journal and Publisher’s Weekly in addition to being named to several recommended and “best of” reading lists. 

10 Little Ninjas also was named an Amazon Best Book of the Month (August 2016). Miranda makes regular appearances at schools, libraries, and bookstores, and has been a guest presenter at the Library of Congress Young Readers Center along with environmental activist Isatou Ceesay.

Miranda also serves as Mentorship chair for We Need Diverse Books™ (www.diversebooks.org), volunteers for Books for Africa, and is a regional advisor for the Society of Children’s Book Writers (Wisconsin Chapter).

She believes in working hard, having fun, and being kind. Learn more about her current and forthcoming titles at www.mirandapaul.com.


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