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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User Review  - engpunk77 - LibraryThing

This would be ideal to use with children when your school takes up the Mortenson's "Pennies for Peace" campaign. Has some striking, simple statistics at the beginning about the effect of the Taliban ... Read full review

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User Review  - NicoleGinex - LibraryThing

I liked the story, "Nasreen's Secret School." I liked the story because it was a biography. For example, the story is based off a true story, and it's based off what life was like in Afghanistan when ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

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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