Nasreen's Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan

People, Identity & Culture
Jeanette Winter
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Beach Lane Books
People, Identity & Culture

Young Nasreen has not spoken a word to anyone since her parents disappeared. In despair, her grandmother risks everything to enroll Nasreen in a secret school for girls. Will a devoted teacher, a new friends and the worlds she discovers in books be enough to draw Nasreen out of her shell of sadness? Based on a true story from Afghanistan, the book explores the life-changing power of education and the healing power of love. 

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