• Shooting Kabul
  • Shooting Kabul
  • Shooting Kabul
ISBN: 1442401958
EAN13: 9781442401952
Language: English
Release Date: Jul 12, 2011
Pages: 288
Dimensions: 0.9" H x 7.5" L x 5.1" W
Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

A powerful read. --Ahmed Rashid, New York Times Bestselling author of Taliban

By the end of the book, young readers will be cheering for Fadi as a good friend. --Mitali Perkins, author of Tiger Boy and You Bring the Distant Near

Senzai has brought a whole new world to life for young readers. It is a world they won't soon forget. --Reza Aslan, author of No God but God

In the summer of 2001, twelve year old Fadi's parents make the difficult decision to illegally leave Afghanistan and move the family to the United States. When their underground transport arrives at the rendezvous point, chaos ensues, and Fadi is left dragging his younger sister Mariam through the crush of people. But Mariam accidentally lets go of his hand and becomes lost in the crowd, just as Fadi is snatched up into the truck. With Taliban soldiers closing in, the truck speeds away, leaving Mariam behind.

Adjusting to life in the United States isn't easy for Fadi's family and as the events of September 11th unfold the prospects of locating Mariam in a war torn Afghanistan seem slim. When a photography competition with a grand prize trip to India is announced, Fadi sees his chance to return to Afghanistan and find his sister. But can one photo really bring Mariam home? Based in part on the Ms. Senzai's husband's own experience fleeing his home in Soviet controlled Afghanistan in the 1970s, Shooting Kabul is a powerful story of hope, love, and perseverance.

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