The Newbery Honor winner about a heroic Pakistani girl that The Boston Globe called “Remarkable . . . a riveting tour de force.”
Life is both sweet and cruel to strong-willed young Shabanu, whose home is the windswept Cholistan Desert of Pakistan. The second one daughter in a circle of relatives and not using a sons, she’s been allowed freedoms forbidden to most Muslim girls. But if a tragic encounter with a rich and powerful landowner ruins the wedding plans of her older sister, Shabanu is known as upon to sacrifice the whole thing she’s dreamed of. Will have to she do what is essential to uphold her circle of relatives’s honor—or listen to the stirrings of her own heart?
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