Nasreen's Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan

Nasreen's Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan

by Jeanette Winter
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Nasreen's Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan by Jeanette Winter

Young Nasreen has not spoken a word to anyone since her parents disappeared.

In despair, her grandmother risks everything to enroll Nasreen in a secret school for girls. Will a devoted teacher, a new friend, and the worlds she discovers in books be enough to draw Nasreen out of her shell of sadness?

Based on a true story from Afghanistan, this inspiring book will touch readers deeply as it affirms both the life-changing power of education and the healing power of love.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442441217
Publisher: Beach Lane Books
Publication date: 06/28/2011
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 1,116,851
File size: 8 MB
Age Range: 6 - 9 Years

About the Author

Jeanette Winter is a renowned picture book creator whose acclaimed works include Nanuk the Ice Bear; Malala, A Brave Girl from Pakistan/Iqbal, A Brave Boy from Pakistan: Two Stories of Bravery; Henri’s Scissors; Biblioburro: A True Story from Colombia; The Librarian of Basra: A True Story from Iraq; and Nasreen’s Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan.

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Nasreen's Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Readingspeaks More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I gave it four stars because nasreen was very brave when the soliders came and took her father away.I didn't give it five stars because it was sad when her mom and her father were not with her,but I thought it was a good book.