Books for changing the world

Elizabeth Laird

Elizabeth Laird has won numerous awards for her daring children’s books, which have been published around the world. Her last book published by Haymarket Books, A Little Piece of Ground, was named Outstanding International Book for 2007 (U.S. Board on Books for Young People and the Children's Book Council) and received the Young Adult Literature Award for 2006 (Middle East Outreach Council). The 2006 release of Oranges in No Man’s Landin England won the Hull KS2 award and was shortlisted for the Sheffield Children’s Book Award.


  • Red Sky in the Morning

    A moving narrative about a young girl's experience with disability, loss, and the power of unconditional love.
  • Oranges in No Man's Land

    A gripping story of a girl risking death to make a lifesaving dash through wartorn Beirut.
  • A Little Piece of Ground

    An extraordinary book about war and peace through the eyes of a twelve-year-old boy.