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To Timbuktu

Nine Countries, Two People, One True Story

by Casey Scieszka

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Casey and Steven met in Morocco, moved to China then went all the way to Timbuktu. This illustrated travel memoir tells the story of their first two years out of college spent teaching English, making friends across language barriers, researching, painting, and learning to be themselves wherever they are.

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"Starred Review. Come grad season skip Oh, the Places You'll Go! - this will be far better appreciated, with its effortless mix of globe-trotting adventure, romance, humor, and expanding self-knowledge." - Publishers Weekly

"For teens itching to get out into the world, though, this is a great road map, and Casey and Steven make for eminently pleasant traveling companions." - Booklist

"Newly fledged adults (and even those with plenty of mileage under their wings) will find both entertainment and perhaps a dollop of inspiration." - Kirkus

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Casey and Steven are from Brooklyn and D.C. respectively. They’ve set up camp all over the world– from China to Mali to Morocco – but are currently Brooklynites. Casey and Steven are also the co-founders of American Friends of IEP, a nonprofit which helps raise money for local language programs and book printing in Mali, West Africa. Learn more by visiting them at allthewaytotimbuktu.com.  

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