Nasreen's Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan

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Simon and Schuster, Jun 28, 2011 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 40 pages
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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.

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This is a true Story about the battle women face in Afghanistan. They are forbidden to go to school, forcing them to have a secret school so they can learn. This causes conflict and tragedy. This is an inspiring book for girls who suffer not being accepted in society.

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It was hard for Nasreen to access books because soilders came and took away everything.They did not want them to learn about the world.They took away art ,music,and learning.Nasreen and all the other girls were not allowed outside there house.The soilders did not want girls to go outside.One day the solidres came and took away Nasreen's grandma's son.They just took him away with no explanation.Then Nasreen spoted secrets going all around and then came to Nasreen.The secret was that there was a school for girls.Nasreen said were was it.They said behind a green gate.So Nasreen had no choice but to go.She went with her garndma.She slowly knocked on the green gate and a teacher welcomed her in.She saw a room filed with girls.Nasreen found a spot at the back.She did not speak at all,missing her grandma's son.when she came back from school her grandma said that Nasreen's mom went to look for her son.But she did not return.The next day a girl named mina sat next to her 

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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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