One Half from the East - Nadia Hashimi

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Obayda can never forget the day her father lost his leg in a car bombing. Because he is no longer able to work as a policeman, the family moves from Kabul to a rural village to live with extended family. There, Obayda becomes Obayd, a bacha posh— a girl dressed as a boy— to bring luck and greater opportunity to the family. As Obayd, she experiences adventure, freedom, and friendship. Too soon, however, she must return to her family in order to prepare for marriage. Obayda now feels likes she is only One Half from the East (HarperCollins, $16.99). Nadia Hashimi explores the role of women in her family’s homeland in vivid prose, with rich descriptions bringing people and place into riveting focus. Ages 11-14.

One Half from the East By Nadia Hashimi Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062421906
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: HarperCollins - September 6th, 2016