Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 2 - 12Z4.529181
Hardcover, 170 pages
Published on January 1, 2006 by Listening Library
16 Book Reviews
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  • yahirt
    yahirtMonday, May 12, 2014 at 8:55 am
    This book is about a girl and her siblings and parents that live in Afghananistan. Then her dad is put in jail by the Taliban. Now they have to turn the girl named parvanna into a boy and they have to cut her hair. Her sister Nooria is going to mazar to get married. Then her dad comes back out of jail.
    • afabulous
      Ms. FabulousThursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:52 am
      This is a great book as a read aloud for grades four and up. They love it!
      • Ms. FabulousThursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:50 am
        This is a great book as a read aloud for students from grade four and up. They love it!
        • majorerika6
          majorerika6Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at 9:52 am44 stars
          I liked this book. Its not one of my favorites but its a fictional historical book cause this could happen weather u want it to or not
          • suzannafromkentucky
            suzannafromkentuckyMonday, December 24, 2012 at 6:07 am
            This book is about a family of four (a dad, a mom, and two sisters) who live in the country of Afghanistan. There, you can get seriously hurt or in trouble if you do something that the Taliban doesn't like. Suddenly, the dad is put in prison, and he was the family's only source of income as a reader and writer, since girls can't work. Then the family makes the young, pre-teen girl cut her hair like a boy's and work, because she can read and write. Her sister couldn't work since you can really tell that her sister is a girl, even if her hair was cut short. So this story is about a family struggling to hide their disobedience toward the Taliban.
            • teacher_2668
              Paula LondonFriday, February 10, 2012 at 5:45 am55 stars
              I loved this book about a girl who lives in Afghanistan. She has to take care of her family when her dad is put in jail by the Taliban.