One half from the East

Title One half from the East
Author Nadia Hashimi
Publication Harper
Size 256p
Language ENG ENG
ISBN 9780062572196
Topics American fiction--Juvenile--Girls
Afghanistan--Fiction
Afghanistan--Social life and customs--21st century
Bacha posh (Afghan transgender practice)
Transgender persons
Age group--Youth (10-18)
Notes Internationally bestselling author Nadia Hashimi’s first novel for young readers is an emotional, beautiful, and riveting coming-of-age journey to modern-day Afghanistan that explores life as a bacha posh—a preteen girl dressed as a boy. Obayda’s family is in need of some good fortune. Her father lost one of his legs in a bomb explosion, forcing the family to move from their home city of Kabul to a small village, where life is very different and Obayda’s father almost never leaves his room. One day, Obayda’s aunt has an idea to bring the family luck—dress Obayda, the youngest of her sisters, as a boy, a bacha posh. Now Obayda is Obayd. Life in this in-between place is confusing, but once Obayda meets another bacha posh, everything changes. The two of them can explore the village on their own, climbing trees, playing sports, and more. But their transformation won’t last forever—unless the two best friends can figure out a way to make it stick and make their newfound freedoms endure.
823 y
HASH 15
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