Video and Music

Trent Reedy on the Today Show

On May 20th, 2011, I had the privilege of appearing on the Today show since Words in the Dust was chosen for Al Roker’s Book Club for Kids.  You can watch the segment here.

Trent Reedy on CBS This Morning

In January of 2014 I was honored to be featured along with Katherine Paterson on a CBS This Morning segment.  The piece was filmed at Scholastic headquarters in New York.  It was a premium day.

Reedy talk WITD Part 1 and Part 2

Here are two parts of an interview I did with my editor Cheryl Klein in which we discuss Words in the Dust.  Dig that sweater vest!


5 Questions with Trent Reedy

The first time I visited Scholastic headquarters in New York City, I had the chance to do this interview about Words in the Dust.

An Afghan Boy’s Super Day

The best part of my time in Afghanistan was the chance to hand out toys and candy to the kids.  In this video clip, I give a Superman action figure to an Afghan boy.  Since the boy had likely never heard of Superman, I thought it best to explain some of the superhero’s powers.

Words in the Dust fan video

A fan of Words in the Dust made this fun video about the book.

Words in the Dust fan video 2

This is a swell video about Words in the Dust  The music is composed and performed by JT Thompson, a former Army Ranger, a great soldier with whom I had the honor of serving in Afghanistan.

Biya Berem Ba Mazar (Let’s Go to Mazar):

This is a short musical clip performed on a traditional Afghan instrument called a rabab for the audiobook version of Words in the Dust.  Learn more about the rabab, Kevin Qais Essar, and the rest of the audiobook process in the audiobook section of the Words in the Dust page or on his website

Words in the Dust original music

This is a song written and performed by JT Thompson, a former Army Ranger and a great soldier with whom I served in Afghanistan.  He’s a talented musician and can play a mean guitar.  A great guy who understands what the mission in Afghanistan is all about, he wrote this song after reading Words in the Dust.  You can learn more about Thompson and his music at: