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Deborah Ellis
Birth date: January 01, 1960
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Freda's Voice
Freda's Voice rated it 2 years ago
Powerful. Living in Canada, watching the news and having the internet, I've seen how females are treated in other countries. Iran is one of those countries, at least some years ago, I would have been afraid to have been a female there. The freedom I have being a woman here is entirely different. Thi...
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Holly's Book Reviews rated it 3 years ago
I'd like to thank Netgalley and Pajama Press for providing me with a e-book review copy! I tried. With this book, I really tried. I had never read a book set in Iran and with all the stuff on the news, I was definitely interested to see if a book could be accurate in an area I'm not that experienc...
Susan K Reads
Susan K Reads rated it 4 years ago
Annaleise Carr is the youngest person to swim across Lake Ontario, and this book is her story. Already a competitive swimmer, she was inspired to raise funds for Camp Trillium, a camp for children with cancer and their siblings, in Canada, when she was told she was too young to volunteer at the camp...
ereksonj rated it 5 years ago
Each young person featured in the book gets her or his own episode of 3-5 pages each. Ellis introduces each episode with some important context, and then the remainder of each is in first person biographical form. Each story is heartbreaking in its losses and brutalities, and for many you can tell t...
debnance rated it 6 years ago
Parvana is a girl in midst of a terrible war in Afghanistan. Her father has just died and she desperately wants to find her mother and siblings. She disguises herself as a boy in order to travel without great difficulty in her country. Everywhere there are enormous obstacles. She cannot find food. S...
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