The Story of My Life: An Afghan Girl on the Other Side of the Sky

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Gallery Books, Apr 22, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 256 pages
Farah Ahmedi recounts her heartbreaking journey from war-torn Kabul to America in her New York Times bestselling, inspirational memoir.

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User Review  - Margrietruurs - LibraryThing

My new favorite book! I cried, I laughed, I admired the wisdom of such a young girl. What a privilege to read an insider's story of Afghanistan. I hope it brings understanding to others. Read full review

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User Review  - becskau - LibraryThing

This book is the story of a young Afghani girl and her life before and after coming to America. I think that this book would be affective in the classroom because it supplies students with a narrative ... Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Farah Ahmedi is a high school student and an ambassador to the United Nations' Adopt-A-Minefield program.

For more information on Farah and her charitable foundation, Farah's Wings of Hope, visit

For a reading group guide to The Other Side of the Sky suitable for classroom, library, or reading group use, visit

Tamim Ansary is the author of West of Kabul, East of New York: An Afghan American Story as well as numerous books for children. A columnist for Encarta, he lives in San Francisco with his wife and their two children.

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