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The story of my life : an Afghan girl on the other side of the sky / by Farah Ahmedi with Tamim Ansary.

Ahmedi, Farah. (Author). Ansary, Mir Tamim. (Added Author).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Moorhead Public Library 921 Ahm (Text) 33500008407405 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1416906703 (alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: v, 249 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon Spotlight Entertainment, c2005.

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Summary, etc.:
Ahmedi was born just as the war between the mujahideen and the Soviets reaches its peak in Afghanistan. The sounds of gunfire and fighter planes were as normal to her as the sounds of traffic or children playing are to a schoolgirl in America. When she stepped on a land mine on her way to school, she began to learn--slowly--that ordinary people, often strangers, have immense power to save lives and restore hope. She was taken from a childhood in Afghanistan, where the classrooms are naked chambers with only chalkboards on the walls and are filled with more students than seats (and no books), to a Chicago adolescence, where teenagers struggle to decide whether to try out for school plays, whom to take to the homecoming dance, and where to go to college. This story was selected from hundreds submitted to ABC's Good Morning America.
Subject: Ahmedi, Farah.
Refugees > United States > Biography.
Refugees > Afghanistan > Biography.
Land mine victims > Afghanistan > Biography.
Afghans > United States > Biography.

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