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Words In The Dust [NOOK Book]

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In the tradition of SHABANU, DAUGHTER OF THE WIND and THE BREADWINNER, a beautiful debut about a daughter of Afghanistan discovering new friends and opportunities after the defeat of the Taliban.

Zulaikha hopes. She hopes for peace, now that the Taliban have been driven from Afghanistan; a good relationship with her hard stepmother; and one day even to go to school, or to ...
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Overview

In the tradition of SHABANU, DAUGHTER OF THE WIND and THE BREADWINNER, a beautiful debut about a daughter of Afghanistan discovering new friends and opportunities after the defeat of the Taliban.

Zulaikha hopes. She hopes for peace, now that the Taliban have been driven from Afghanistan; a good relationship with her hard stepmother; and one day even to go to school, or to have her cleft palate fixed. Zulaikha knows all will be provided for her--"Inshallah," God willing.

Then she meets Meena, who offers to teach her the Afghan poetry she taught her late mother. And the Americans come to her village, promising not just new opportunities and dangers, but surgery to fix her face. These changes could mean a whole new life for Zulaikha--but can she dare to hope they'll come true?
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780545578066
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/1/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 226,445
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • File size: 706 KB

Meet the Author

Trent Reedy

Trent Reedy became fascinated with Afghanistan when he served there with the U. S. Army in 2004-2005. Upon his return to the United States, he enrolled in the Writing for Children MFA program at the Vermont College of Fine Arts, where he wrote the first drafts of this book. Born and raised in Iowa, where he taught high school English, Trent and his wife now live in Washington state.

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  • Posted December 22, 2010

    Excellent book on Afghanistan

    As one of the lucky few to receive an advance copy of Trent's novel, I cannot recommend it enough. Not only is his story touching and beautifully told, but as someone who had the honor of serving with the author in the war in Afghanistan, it is painfully accurate in its portrayal of life in this windswept and tragic land.

    "Words in the Dust" is a fictional account of real life events. I hope and pray that this lovely story will touch the hearts of people around the world and help us all to realize the importance of helping the Afghan people to regain their place in the world as members of a proud, peaceful and prosperous society.

    Finally, I thank Trent for telling a story in a way many soldiers, such as myself, never could. I will always be proud to call him my friend.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 18, 2011

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    What Does Beauty Mean?

    Most people want to be loved and accepted by others, in Trent Reedy's novel the protagonist wants to be "normal." Journey with the protagonist and learn the beauty of life when "outsiders" try to make changes to improve the world. This is an emotional tale that readers are sure to enjoy. "Words in the Dust," by Trent Reedy, is well written and has well developed characters with a fascinating storyline. It is sure to hold your attention and give you hope in miracles. A "burden" reveals the glory of human love in the hearts of many of the characters. **Glad to have read this novel, it's inspiring and insightful.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2013

    Best book ever

    I bought this book and this is my fave book!!!FOSHIZZLE

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2013

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    I loved the book!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2013

    To Justin 1:)

    You almost got what vile ment in a way and she hit my head hard the same way you would knok on a door. Bvm

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2013

    To kaily2

    Atleast i was close

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