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The story of my life : an Afghan girl on the other side of the sky

Author: Farah Ahmedi; Mir Tamim Ansary
Publisher: New York : Simon Spotlight Entertainment, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ahmedi, Farah.
Story of my life.
New York : Simon Spotlight Entertainment, ©2005
(OCoLC)763024043
Named Person: Farah Ahmedi; Farah Ahmedi
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Farah Ahmedi; Mir Tamim Ansary
ISBN: 1416906703 9781416906704 141691837X 9781416918370
OCLC Number: 59552207
Description: v, 249 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Farah Ahmedi with Tamim Ansary.
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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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