Zoya's Story - John Follain/Rita Cristofari
Follows the experiences of a twenty-three-year-old Revolutionary
Association of the Women of Afghanistan member who witnessed the rise of
the Taliban and who risked her life on missions to challenge state
edicts against women in her country.
Hardcover: 246 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins; 1st edition (2002)
MY THOUGHTS: This story is about a young girl living with her parents under Russian Rule. Which soon comes under the rule of the Taliban . Zoya loses her parents and escapes to Pakistan. She goes to school with lots of other girls who have been sent there to be educated and to be safe. While Zoya is at the school she finds out about WOF, Women of Afghanistan. This organization is all about helping women. In Afghanistan women have no rights. They are considered property of their fathers or husbands. When the Taliban took over it got even worse. All women had to wear the burka. If you want to know some of the things going on there, you should read this book. I give this book 5.....
This book is for 3 of my reading challenges......
Alphabet Soup Challenge
Outdo Yourself Challeng
Library Love Challenge