Wanting Morby Rukhsana Khan
Jameela lives with her mother and father in Afghanistan. Despite the fact that there is no school in their poor, war-torn village, and though Jameela lives with a birth defect that has left her with a cleft lip, she feels relatively secure, sustained by her unwavering faith and the strength of her beloved mother, Mor. But when Mor suddenly dies, Jameela’s… See more details below
Jameela lives with her mother and father in Afghanistan. Despite the fact that there is no school in their poor, war-torn village, and though Jameela lives with a birth defect that has left her with a cleft lip, she feels relatively secure, sustained by her unwavering faith and the strength of her beloved mother, Mor. But when Mor suddenly dies, Jameela’s father impulsively decides to seek a new life in Kabul. Jameela, a devout Muslim, is appalled as her father succumbs to drink and drugs and then suddenly remarries, a situation that turns Jameela into a virtual slave to her demanding stepmother. When the stepmother discovers that Jameela is trying to learn to read, she urges her father to abandon the child in Kabul’s busy marketplace. Throughout it all, it is the memory of Mor that anchors her and in the end gives Jameela the strength to face her father and stepmother when fate brings them into her life again.
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- 10 - 14 Years
Meet the Author
Rukhsana Khan is an award-winning author and storyteller. Born in Lahore, Pakistan, she grew up in Dundas, Ontario, and now lives in Toronto. She is an active speaker and an expert on books with international and Muslim themes. She has presented at schools and communities across Canada and the US, as well as at the 2006 ALA Conference in New Orleans, the 2004 IBBY Congress in Capetown and the 2008 IBBY Congress in Denmark. Her books tells tales of India, Persia and the Middle East as well as her own stories, and they include The Roses in My Carpets (Fitzhenry and Whiteside, 2004), Muslim Child (Napoleon/Whitman, 1999, 2002), Silly Chicken (Viking, 2005), Many Windows: Six Kids, Five Faiths, One Community (Napoleon, 2008) and A New Life (Groundwood, 2009). She has been shortlisted for the Ruth Schwartz Award and several readers’ choice awards. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.
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I liked this book. I was hooked. I definetly think it is worth reading. Just make sure before you read it, you realize what it is.
I loved this book but I was not a fan of how it ended. Over all though this a great book. It touches your heart
The title convays the way this book is written (not particuly well). It does give a good insite on the life of an indian girl. Overall not bad but not really worth reading.