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Courage: My Story of Persecution (I, Witness Book #3)


Series
I, Witness

by
Freshta Tori Jan

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Imprint
Norton Young Readers
ISBN
9781324016670
POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Crime: Hate Crimes , Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism , Discrimination: Sexism , Violence: Genocide , Violence: War/Harsh Realities of War
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Continuing this propulsive middle grade nonfiction series, a young woman once persecuted by the Taliban shares her journey to becoming a community activist.

As a girl and as part of an ethnic minority in Afghanistan, Freshta Tori Jan was persecuted relentlessly. Her family faced kidnappings and daily murder attempts on the bus, on the way to school, in the workplace, and beyond. Freshta’s school was shut down by the Taliban, and many of her friends were murdered and shot. Her journey through poverty, terrorism, and other forms of injustice has enabled her to be a voice for those unable to share their stories and those unable to receive the opportunities she has sought. She believes in empowering youth in order to bring about change and be the leaders of today and tomorrow.

With a voice that is both accessible and engaging, Freshta brings forward a captivating first-person account of strength, resilience, and determination, and delivers compelling narrative nonfiction by young people, for young people.

Introduction. “Continue the Discussion” Q&A. “Get Involved.” Time line. 

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Crime: Hate Crimes , Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism , Discrimination: Sexism , Violence: Genocide , Violence: War/Harsh Realities of War

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

128

Trim Size

8 3/4" x 6"

Dewey

B

AR

0: points 0

Genre

Nonfic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Jun 2022

Book Genres

Autobiography/Biography

Topics

Freshta Tori Jan. Afghan American young women. Afghan American women social reformers. Girls in Afghanistan. Hazaras. Political persecution. Political refugees in the United States. Afghan War, 2001. Taliban. Refugees. Kabul, Afghanistan. Girls’ education. Poverty. Family. 

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