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A Girl Called Problem
by Katie Quirk


Overview - Thirteen-year-old Shida, whose name means -problem- in Swahili, certainly has a lot of problems in her life -- her father is dead, her depressed mother is rumored to be a witch, and everyone in her rural Tanzanian village expects her to marry rather than pursue her dream of becoming a healer.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Thirteen-year-old Shida, whose name means -problem- in Swahili, certainly has a lot of problems in her life -- her father is dead, her depressed mother is rumored to be a witch, and everyone in her rural Tanzanian village expects her to marry rather than pursue her dream of becoming a healer. So when the village's elders make a controversial decision to move their people to a nearby village, Shida welcomes the change. Surely the opportunity to go to school and learn from a nurse can only mean good things.
However, after a series of puzzling misfortunes plague the new village, Shida must prove to her people that moving was the right decision, and that they can have a better life in their new home.
For author pictures of Tanzania, a video depicting the life of a modern Tanzanian girl, discussion questions for each chapter of the book, and suggestions for further reading, please go to katie-quirk.com and follow the links for A Girl Called Problem.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780802854049
  • ISBN-10: 0802854044
  • Publisher: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
  • Publish Date: April 2013
  • Page Count: 256
  • Reading Level: Ages 10-14
  • Dimensions: 8 x 5.2 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.6 pounds


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Books > Juvenile Fiction > People & Places - Africa
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