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Author Khan, Rukhsana, 1962- author

Title Jameela / Rukhsana Khan
Published Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2010, 2009


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Description 177 pages ; 20 cm
Summary "Jameela lives with her family in a war-torn village in Afghanistan. Life is hard, but when her mother dies, and her father remarries, Jameela has to face a greater horror. To survive she draws on the strong sense of self that her mother gave her. Based on a real girl called Sameela, and a real orphanage, this unforgettable novel tells the story of a devout Muslim girl and what life is really like in post-Taliban Afghanistan."--Publisher description
Based on a true story, this powerful, authentic novel explores the life of one girl in post-Taliban Afghanistan. 'A beautifully written story about a girl - and a country - struggling to overcome the devastation of war, an important book that should be widely read. Ages 10+
Notes Previously published: Cnada, USA : Groundwood Books, 2009
Audience For children aged 10-13 years
Notes Teacher notes reproduced with permission of Australian Standing Orders/Scholastic
Subject Children's stories.
Girls -- Juvenile fiction.
Girls -- Afghanistan -- Juvenile fiction.
Orphanages -- Juvenile fiction.
Orphanages -- Afghanistan -- Juvenile fiction.
Premier's Reading Challenge -- Year 7 - Year 9
Refugees -- Juvenile fiction.
Refugees -- Afghanistan -- Juvenile fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Afghanistan -- Juvenile fiction.
Afghanistan -- Social conditions -- Juvenile fiction.
Genre/Form Fiction.
ISBN 9781742372594 (paperback)