Shabanu: Daughter of the Wind

Gender & Sexism
People, Identity & Culture
Religion & Religious Bigotry
Author(s):
Suzanne Fisher Staples
Age Group:
12-15
Publisher:
Ember
ISBN:
978-0307977885
Year:
Gender & Sexism
People, Identity & Culture
Religion & Religious Bigotry

Shabanu, whose home is the windswept Cholistan Desert of Pakistan, is the second daughter in a family with no sons. As a result, she’s been allowed freedoms forbidden to most Muslim girls. But when a tragic encounter with a wealthy and powerful landowner ruins the marriage plans of her older sister, Shabanu is called upon to sacrifice everything she’s dreamed of. She must choose between doing what is necessary to uphold her family’s honor and listening to her heart.

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