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A girl called Genghis Khan : how Maria Toorpakai Wazir pretended to be a boy, defied the Taliban, and became a world famous squash player

Author: Michelle Lord; Shehzil Malik
Publisher: New York : Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., [2019] ©2019
Series: People who shaped our world
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Meet Maria Toorpakai Wazir, a brave Pakistani girl who pursued her love of sports in spite of being taunted and beaten. When the President of Pakistan gave Maria an award for outstanding achievement, the Taliban threatened her squash club, family, and life. Forced to quit the team, she continued to practice in her bedroom <i>every day for three years!</i> Maria's story will inspire and empower all  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Juvenile works
Biographies
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Biography Juvenile literature
Named Person: Maria Toorpakai; Maria Toorpakai; Maria Toorpakai
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michelle Lord; Shehzil Malik
ISBN: 9781454931362 1454931361
OCLC Number: 1097366296
Target Audience: Age: 5+; Grades: K to Grade 3.
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Series Title: People who shaped our world
Responsibility: by Michelle Lord ; illustrated by Shehzil Malik.

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A compelling biography of a girl who was determined to play sports in Pakistan in spite of the Taliban's threats against her and her family.  Read more...

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