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Nasreen's Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan

Nasreen's Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan

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Renowned picture book creator Jeanette Winter tells the story of a young girl in Afghanistan who attends a secret school for girls.

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.

Author: Jeanette Winter
Publisher: Beach Lane Books
Published: 10/06/2009
Pages: 40
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.09lbs
Size: 11.38h x 9.28w x 0.45d
ISBN: 9781416994374
Audience: Ages 9-12

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 4.2
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 133360 / Nasreen's Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan

Award: Jane Addams Children's Book Award - Winner
Award: Parents Choice Awards (Fall) (2008-Up) - Recommended

Review Citation(s):
School Library Journal 09/01/2009 pg. 149
Booklist 09/15/2009 pg. 58
Publishers Weekly 10/05/2009 pg. 47
Horn Book Magazine 11/01/2009 pg. 701
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 12/01/2009
Kirkus Review - Children 01/01/2010
New York Times Book Review 01/17/2010 pg. 13
Multicultural Review 08/01/2010 pg. 67
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2010 - Superior,Well Above Average

About the Author
Jeanette Winter is a celebrated picture book creator whose acclaimed works include The Snow Man; The Little Owl & the Big Tree: A Christmas Story; Oil; The Secret Project; and Diego, all written by Jonah Winter, and her own Biblioburro: A True Story from Colombia; Nasreen's Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan; and Our House Is on Fire: Greta Thunberg's Call to Save the Planet, which has been translated into twenty-one languages.

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