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Razia's Ray of Hope : One Girl's Dream of an Education
by Liz Suneby and Suana Verelst


Overview - Razia is excited when her grandfather tells her there's a school for girls being built in their Afghan village. At last, girls will have the same opportunity to be educated as boys. ?Every night I fell asleep dreaming about going to school like my brothers, ?  Read more...

 
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Overview
Razia is excited when her grandfather tells her there's a school for girls being built in their Afghan village. At last, girls will have the same opportunity to be educated as boys. ?Every night I fell asleep dreaming about going to school like my brothers, ? she says. Her grandfather wants Razia to enroll in the school. He remembers a time, before the wars and the Taliban, when educated women in Afghanistan became doctors, government workers and journalists, and how this made families and the country stronger. Razia knows, however, that she will need permission from her father and her oldest brother, Aziz, in order to be allowed to attend the school. She begs her grandfather, ?Please, Baba gi, ask Baba and Aziz if I may go. I must go.? But will her grandfather's words be enough to convince the younger men of the value of an education for Razia? Inspired by real-life Razia Jan's experiences when she built the Zabuli Education Center outside of Kabul, Afghanistan, author Elizabeth Suneby uses a fictionalized story to deftly personalize the plight of many children around the world who are not being educated. The layered, mixed-media illustrations by Suana Verelst add contextual details about life in an Afghan village. This book works perfectly for a social studies lesson on global cultures. Extra resources include an overview of children worldwide who do not attend school, the story of the real Razia Jan, a glossary of Dari words found in the text and activity suggestions

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781554538164
  • ISBN-10: 1554538165
  • Publisher: Kids Can Press
  • Publish Date: September 2013
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 8-12
  • Dimensions: 12.1 x 9.1 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds

Series: CitizenKid

Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > People & Places - Asia
Books > Juvenile Fiction > School & Education
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Girls & Women

 
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