Razia's Ray of Hope

Author(s) Elizabeth Suneby
Illustrator(s) Suana Verelst
Age Group 9-12
Publisher Kids Can Press
ISBN 978-1554538164
Year 2013

Razia dreams of getting an education, but in her small village in Afghanistan, girls haven't been allowed to attend school for many years. When a new girls' school opens in the village, a determined Razia must convince her father and oldest brother that educating her would be best for her, their family and their community. Razia's Ray of Hope is based on the true stories of the students of the Zabuli Education Center for Girls just outside of Kabul.