✭ “Eye-opening and relevant.”
✭ “A must-purchase for teen collections.”
—Publishers WeeklySTARRED REVIEW
Keely Hutton is an educational journalist and former teacher. She is the recipient of the Highlights Foundation Writers Workshop scholarship at Chautauqua. Since 2012, she has been working closely with Ricky Richard Anywar to tell his story. SOLDIER BOY is her first novel. Ricky Richard Anywar is the founder of the internationally acclaimed charity Friends of Orphans, and a former child soldier in Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army (LRA). Since escaping the LRA, Anywar has dedicated his life to rehabilitating other survivors and advocating for peace in their communities. When she’s not writing, Keely enjoys playing piano, reading, and planning Disney trips with her family.