The Story of My Life

The Story of My Life

An Afghan Girl on the Other Side of the Sky

Book - 2005 | 1st ed
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Ahmedi was born just as the war between the mujahideen and the Soviets reaches its peak in Afghanistan. The sounds of gunfire and fighter planes were as normal to her as the sounds of traffic or children playing are to a schoolgirl in America. When she stepped on a land mine on her way to school, she began to learn--slowly--that ordinary people, often strangers, have immense power to save lives and restore hope. She was taken from a childhood in Afghanistan, where the classrooms are naked chambers with only chalkboards on the walls and are filled with more students than seats (and no books), to a Chicago adolescence, where teenagers struggle to decide whether to try out for school plays, whom to take to the homecoming dance, and where to go to college. This story was selected from hundreds submitted to ABC's Good Morning America.
Publisher: New York : Simon Spotlight Entertainment, c2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 1416906703 (alk. paper)
Branch Call Number: B AHMEDI
Characteristics: 249 p. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Ansary, Mir Tamim


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Jul 14, 2014

I found it interesting that this story line i actually true. The hardships that Farah faced were truly horrible. I'm glad that she was able to overcome all her difficulties.

Nov 18, 2010

An interesting story and essential reading for anyone dealing with new immigrants.


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