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The Resource The story of my life : an Afghan girl on the other side of the sky, Farah Ahmedi with Tamim Ansary

The story of my life : an Afghan girl on the other side of the sky, Farah Ahmedi with Tamim Ansary

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The story of my life : an Afghan girl on the other side of the sky
Title
The story of my life
Title remainder
an Afghan girl on the other side of the sky
Statement of responsibility
Farah Ahmedi with Tamim Ansary
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Ahmedi was born just as the war between the mujahideen and the Soviets reaches its peak in Afghanistan. The sounds of gunfire and fighter planes were as normal to her as the sounds of traffic or children playing are to a schoolgirl in America. When she stepped on a land mine on her way to school, she began to learn--slowly--that ordinary people, often strangers, have immense power to save lives and restore hope. She was taken from a childhood in Afghanistan, where the classrooms are naked chambers with only chalkboards on the walls and are filled with more students than seats (and no books), to a Chicago adolescence, where teenagers struggle to decide whether to try out for school plays, whom to take to the homecoming dance, and where to go to college. This story was selected from hundreds submitted to ABC's Good Morning America
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Summary
Born in Kabul, Afghanistan at the peak of the war between the Soviet Union and the mujahideen, a young woman's memoir intertwines the story of her childhood in the war-torn country with her experiences as a Afghan American adolescent in Chicago
Tone
Writing style
Award
YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2007
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
213849
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 305.42/09581/09049
  • 305.23/086/914
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • HV640.4.U54
  • E184.A23
LC item number
  • A3 2005
  • A55 2005
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850
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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an Afghan girl on the other side of the sky
Label
The story of my life : an Afghan girl on the other side of the sky, Farah Ahmedi with Tamim Ansary
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Publication
Control code
2466157
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
v, 249 p.
Isbn
9781416918370
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2005012067
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm59552207
  • (OCoLC)59552207
Label
The story of my life : an Afghan girl on the other side of the sky, Farah Ahmedi with Tamim Ansary
Link
Publication
Control code
2466157
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
v, 249 p.
Isbn
9781416918370
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2005012067
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm59552207
  • (OCoLC)59552207

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