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Jameela and her family live in a poor, war-torn village in Afghanistan. Even with her cleft lip and lack of educational opportunities, Jameela feels relatively secure, sustained by her Muslim faith and the love of her mother, Mor. But when Mor dies, Jameelas father impulsively decides to start a new life in Kabul. Jameela is appalled as he succumbs to alcohol and drugs, then suddenly remarries, a situation that soon has her a virtual slave to a demanding stepmother. After shes discovered trying to learn to read, Jameela is abandoned in a busy market, eventually landing in an orphanage run by the same army that killed so many members of her family. Throughout it all, the memory of her mother sustains her, giving Jameela the strength to face her father and stepmother when fate brings them together again. Inspired by a true story, and set in a world far removed from that of Western readers, this powerful novel reveals that the desire for identity and self-understanding is universal.

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ISBN:
9780888998583
Author:
Khan, Rukhsana
Publisher:
Groundwood Books
Subject:
People & Places - Middle East
Subject:
JUV030110
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Afghan War, 2001-
Subject:
Girls - Afghanistan
Subject:
Mothers and daughters
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20090428
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 4 to 9
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7.5 x 5 in 9.5 oz
Age Level:
10-14

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