A Girl Named Disaster (Google eBook)
Orchard Classics is a collectible hardcover line of Newbery award-winning titles from the Orchard backlist that have fresh, beautiful new designs and include author prefaces and discussion guides. A GIRL NAMED DISASTER is the humorous and heartwrenching story of young girl who discovers her own courage and strength when she makes the dangerous journey from Mozambique to Zimbabwe. Nhamo is a Shona girl living in a traditional village in Mozambique in 1981. When her family tries to force her into a marriage with a cruel man, she flees. What was supposed to have been a short boat trip across the border into Zimbabwe, where she hoped to find her father, turns into an adventure filled with challenges and danger that lasts a year.
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Review: A Girl Named DisasterUser Review - Carrie Slager - Goodreads
This isn't actually the first time I've read this book but I hadn't read it for several years so when I saw it in the library the other day I decided to give it another try. I remember loving it, but ... Read full review
Review: A Girl Named DisasterUser Review - Dionne Osborne - Goodreads
Nancy Farmer takes suspense, emotion, hope, danger, stirs it all together and lays it down on every single page for the reader to eagerly pick up all the way until the end. I pretty much fell in love ... Read full review