Nasreen's Secret School
by Jeanette Winter
This award-winning true story illustrates the oppression experienced by Afghanis under the rule of the Taliban. After her parents are taken away by the Taliban, young Nasreen stops speaking. But as she spends time in a secret school, she slowly breaks out of her shell. Please preview the title to decide if it is appropriate for use in your community. American Reading Company is not able to accept returns for this item.
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.