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Saving Kabul Corner
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About The Book
From Afghanistan to America, family matters most in this “empowering mystery” (Publishers Weekly), a companion to Shooting Kabul, which Kirkus Reviews called a “story with much to offer.”
A rough and tumble tomboy, twelve-year-old Ariana couldn’t be more different from her cousin Laila, who just arrived from Afghanistan with her family. Laila is a proper, ladylike Afghan girl, one who can cook, sew, sing, and who is well versed in Pukhtun culture and manners. Arianna hates her. Laila not only invades Ariana’s bedroom in their cramped Fremont townhouse, but she also becomes close with Mariam Nurzai, Ariana’s best friend.
Then a rival Afghan grocery store opens near Ariana’s family store, reigniting a decades-old feud tracing back to Afghanistan. The cousins, Mariam, and their newfound frenemy, Waleed Ghilzai, must ban together to help the families find a lasting peace before it destroys both businesses and everything their parents have worked for.
“Senzai successfully weaves the dynamics of Afghan culture, history and political wranglings into a classically American mystery story (Kirkus Reviews).”
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (February 3, 2015)
- Length: 304 pages
- ISBN13: 9781442484955
- Grades: 3 - 7
- Ages: 8 - 12
- Lexile ® 880L The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®
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Awards and Honors
- South Carolina Picture Book Award Nominee
- Kansas NEA Reading Circle List Junior Title
- Edgar Allan Poe Award (Finalist)
- Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year Selection Title
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- Author Photo (jpg): N. H. Senzai Photograph © Sylvia Fife(0.1 MB)
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