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The Sky of Afghanistan
Author: Ana Eulate
Publisher: Cuento de Luz
ISBN: 8415503075
Pages: 24
Year: 2012-09-10
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This Afghan girl doesn’t stop dreaming and her dreams flies towards all the regions, entering homes, families and hearts. Guided Reading Level: O, Lexile Level: 1160L
Under An Afghan Sky
Author: Mellissa Fung
Publisher: HarperCollins Canada
ISBN: 1443408263
Pages: 368
Year: 2011-05-03
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In October 2008, Mellissa Fung, a long-time reporter for CBC’s The National, was leaving a refugee camp outside of Kabul. Suddenly, she was grabbed by armed men claiming to be Taliban, stabbed, stuffed into the back of a car and driven off into the desert. When the group finally reached a village in the middle of nowhere, her kidnappers pushed her towards a hole in the ground. For twenty-eight days, Mellissa Fung lived in that hole, which was barely big enough to stand up or lie down in, nursing her injuries, praying, writing in her notebook and, as a veteran journalist, interrogating her own captors. Under an Afghan Sky is the gripping tale of Fung’s days in captivity, and a powerful book about survival and the indomitable spirit of one woman in the most perilous of circumstances.
The Other Side of the Sky
Author: Farah Ahmedi
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476726787
Pages: 256
Year: 2012-09-18
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Farah Ahmedi recounts her heartbreaking journey from war-torn Kabul to America in her New York Times bestselling inspirational memoir. Farah Ahmedi's "poignant tale of survival" (Chicago Tribune) chronicles her journey from war to peace. Equal parts tragedy and hope, determination and daring, Ahmedi's memoir delivers a remarkably vivid portrait of her girlhood in Kabul, where the sound of gunfire and the sight of falling bombs shaped her life and stole her family. She herself narrowly escapes death when she steps on a land mine. Eventually the war forces her to flee, first over the mountains to refugee camps across the border, and finally to America. Ahmedi proves that even in the direst circumstances, not only can the human heart endure, it can thrive. The Other Side of the Sky is "a remarkable journey" (Chicago Sun-Times), and Farah Ahmedi inspires us all.
The Secret Sky
Author: Atia Abawi
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0142424064
Pages: 304
Year: 2015-06
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A tale told from three different perspectives follows the experiences of two teens, a Pashtun and a Hazara, who fight against their cultures and traditions to stay together, and a village boy who betrays them to the local Taliban. Simultaneous eBook.
Prince of Afghanistan
Author: Louis Nowra
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 1743432917
Pages: 184
Year: 2015-04-01
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Black parachutes fall from the sky: young soldiers - and a dog - on a rescue mission in a remote part of Afghanistan. But the mission ends in chaos, and Mark and Prince embark on a perilous journey through enemy territory. They depend on each other to survive. A dramatic and powerful story of war and the bond between a young soldier and a dog, from the acclaimed author of Into That Forest.
Children of Afghanistan
Author: Jennifer Heath, Ashraf Zahedi
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292759312
Pages: 388
Year: 2014-11-15
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"The first comprehensive look at youth in a country attempting to rebuild itself after three decades of civil conflict, Children of Afghanistan relies on the research and fieldwork of twenty-one experts to cover an incredible range of topics. Focusing on the full scope of childhood, from birth through young adulthood, this edited volume examines a myriad of issues...Children of Afghanistan is the first volume that not only attempts to analyze the range of challenges facing Afghan children across class, gender, and region but also offers solutions to the problems they face. With nearly half of the population under the age of fifteen, the future of the country no double lies with its children. Those who seek peace for the region must find solutions to the host of crises that have led the United Nations to call Afghanistan 'the worst place on earth to be born.' The authors of Children of Afghanistan provide child-centered solutions to rebuilding the country's cultural, social, and economic institutions." -- Back cover.
The Lightless Sky
Author: Gulwali Passarlay
Publisher: HarperOne
ISBN: 0062443895
Pages: 368
Year: 2017-01-03
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A gripping, inspiring, and eye-opening memoir of fortitude and survival—of a twelve-year-old boy’s traumatic flight from Afghanistan to the West—that puts a face to one of the most shocking and devastating humanitarian crises of our time. “To risk my life had to mean something. Otherwise what was it all for?” In 2006, after his father was killed, Gulwali Passarlay was caught between the Taliban who wanted to recruit him, and the Americans who wanted to use him. To protect her son, Gulwali’s mother sent him away. The search for safety would lead the twelve-year-old across eight countries, from the mountains of eastern Afghanistan through Iran and Europe to Britain. Over the course of twelve harrowing months, Gulwali endured imprisonment, hunger, cruelty, brutality, loneliness, and terror—and nearly drowned crossing the Mediterranean Sea. Eventually granted asylum in England, Gulwali was sent to a good school, learned English, won a place at a top university, and was chosen to help carry the Olympic Torch in the 2012 London Games. In The Lightless Sky, Gulwali recalls his remarkable experience and offers a firsthand look at one of the most pressing issues of our time: the modern refugee crisis—the worst displacement of millions of men, women, and children in generations. Few, like Gulwali, make it to a country that offers the chance of freedom and opportunity. A celebration of courage and determination, The Lightless Sky is a poignant account of an exceptional human being who is today an ardent advocate of democracy—and a reminder of our responsibilities to those caught in terrifying and often deadly circumstances beyond their control.
The History of Afghanistan
Author: Meredith L. Runion
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313337985
Pages: 155
Year: 2007
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Provides general readers and students with an understanding of one of the most controversial nations in the contemporary world.
A Brief History of Afghanistan
Author: Shaista Wahab, Barry Youngerman
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438108192
Pages: 308
Year: 2007-01-01
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The Sky at Our Feet
Author: Nadia Hashimi
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062421956
Pages: 304
Year: 2018-03-06
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This #ownvoices novel by bestselling author Nadia Hashimi tells the affecting story of an Afghan-American boy who believes his mother has been deported. For fans of Inside Out and Back Again and Counting by 7s. Jason has just learned that his Afghan mother has been living illegally in the United States since his father was killed in Afghanistan. Although Jason was born in the US, it’s hard to feel American now when he’s terrified that his mother will be discovered—and that they will be separated. When he sees his mother being escorted from her workplace by two officers, Jason feels completely alone. He boards a train with the hope of finding his aunt in New York City, but as soon as he arrives in Penn Station, the bustling city makes him wonder if he’s overestimated what he can do. After an accident lands him in the hospital, Jason finds an unlikely ally in a fellow patient. Max, a whip-smart girl who wants nothing more than to explore the world on her own terms, joins Jason in planning a daring escape out of the hospital and into the skyscraper jungle—even though they both know that no matter how big New York City is, they won’t be able to run forever.
Blue Sky Warriors
Author: Antony Loveless
Publisher: Haynes Manuals
ISBN: 0857330764
Pages: 280
Year: 2010
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Antony Loveless presents the personal stories of a complete cross-section of the RAF's personnel deployed on the frontline in Afghanistan.
Empires of Mud
Author: Antonio Giustozzi
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 184904225X
Pages: 320
Year: 2012-08-01
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'Empires of Mud' analyses the dynamics of warlordism in Afghanistan. It analyses aspects of the Afghan environment that might have been conductive to the fragmentation of central authority and the emergence of warlords and then accounts for the emergence of warlordism in the 1980s.
The Kite Runner
Author: Khaled Hosseini
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408803720
Pages: 352
Year: 2009-02-24
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Afghanistan, 1975: Twelve-year-old Amir is desperate to win the local kite-fighting tournament and his loyal friend Hassan promises to help him. But neither of the boys can foresee what will happen to Hassan that afternoon, an event that is to shatter their lives. After the Russians invade and the family is forced to flee to America, Amir realises that one day he must return to Afghanistan under Taliban rule to find the one thing that his new world cannot grant him: redemption.
Modern Afghanistan
Author: Amin Saikal, A. G. Ravan Farhadi, Kirill Nourzhanov
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 1780761228
Pages: 389
Year: 2012-07-15
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First published in hardback in 2004 by I.B. Tauris & Co. LTD; first published in paperback in 2006 by I.B. Tauris & Co. LTD.
The Road to Afghanistan
Author: Linda Granfield
Publisher: Scholastic Canada
ISBN: 1443113565
Pages: 32
Year: 2013-08
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A moving tribute to all the soldiers who have served with the Canadian Forces. A young soldier just returned from Afghanistan has many memories: the beauty of the mountains and wildflowers, the colours of land and sky . . . but also the tragedy that war has brought to that ravaged country and those who fought there. Memories shift to another soldier in the family - great-grandfather's years in the trenches during WWI, and then grandfather's tour of duty during WWII. The young soldier also remembers those who did not return alive, but travelled home along the Highway of Heroes, honoured by silent observers. In this timely new book aimed at a younger audience than most, award-winning author and noted war historian Linda Granfield delivers a moving and honest portrayal of military service. Complemented by poignant, evocative artwork by acclaimed illustrator Brian Deines, this book is sure to provide insight and to inspire pride in families all across Canada.

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