Monday, November 16, 2009

Nasreen’s Secret School by Jeanette Winter

Winter, Jeanette Nasreen’s Secret School: A Ttrue Story from Afghanistan. Beach Lane (Simon), 2009. $16.99. Nasreen hasn’t spoken a word since her mother and father disappeared. Her grandmother hopes that be sending her school , despite the Taliban’s decree to the contrary, that Nazreen will regain her sense of confidence. The importance of school was never more apparent than in this simple book based upon true circumstances in Afghanistan in the late 1990’s. This same scene has been repeated throughout history, as governments (or owners) feared that people under their control become educated about the greater world. EL, MS, HS – ESSENTIAL. Cindy, Library-Teacher.

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