Shabanu: Daughter of the Wind (Paperback)

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The Newbery Honor winner about a heroic Pakistani girl that"The Boston Globe"called Remarkable . . . a riveting tour de force.
Life is both sweet and cruel to strong-willed young Shabanu, whose home is the windswept Cholistan Desert of Pakistan. The second daughter in a family with no sons, she's been allowed freedoms forbidden to most Muslim girls. But when a tragic encounter with a wealthy and powerful landowner ruins the marriage plans of her older sister, Shabanu is called upon to sacrifice everything she's dreamed of. Should she do what is necessary to uphold her family's honor or listen to the stirrings of her own heart?
A New York Times Notable Book
Staples has accomplished a small miracle in her touching and powerful story. "The New York Times.

About the Author


SUZANNE FISHER STAPLES is the award-winning author whose novels for young adults include "Haveli" and "The House of Djinn, " companion novels to "Shabanu; Dangerous Skies, " and "Shiva's Fire." Before writing books, she worked for many years as a UPI correspondent in Asia, with stints in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and India.

Praise For…


“Shabanu is an unforgettable heroine set like a fine jewel in a wonderfully wrought book.”—Kirkus Reviews, Starred

“Staples has accomplished a small miracle in her touching and powerful story.”—The New York Times

“Remarkable . . . a riveting tour de force.”—The Boston Globe


From the Paperback edition.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780307977885
ISBN-10: 0307977889
Publisher: Ember
Publication Date: September 11th, 2012
Pages: 240
Language: English