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Nasreen's Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan

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  • Posted August 4, 2010

    Great Conversation Starter!

    I recently bought this book after reviewing the 2010 Jane Addams Book Award winners. I was instantly pulled into the courage and strength Nasreen and her grandmother had. With all that we hear in the media regarding the Taliban and issues surrounding the Middle East, it was so interesting to see a child's side of the struggles there. I am a classroom teacher and I think this would promote the most riveting classroom conversations. I know my students would be immeidately hooked to Nasreen's struggles and how she overcomes her challenges. I feel this book would be best for grade 2 and higher. Nasreen's grandmother will remind all who read this book that school is a gift not to be wasted....something American youth will be refreshed and reminded of.

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