Nasreen's Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan by Jeanette WinterNasreen's Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan by Jeanette Winter

Nasreen's Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan

byJeanette WinterIllustratorJeanette Winter

Hardcover | October 6, 2009

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Young Nasreen has not spoken a word to anyone since her parents disappeared.

In despair, her grandmother risks everything to enroll Nasreen in a secret school for girls. Will a devoted teacher, a new friend, and the worlds she discovers in books be enough to draw Nasreen out of her shell of sadness?

Based on a true story from Afghanistan, this inspiring book will touch readers deeply as it affirms both the life-changing power of education and the healing power of love.
Jeanette Winter has written and/or illustrated over a dozen children's books, including "Calavera Abecedario" and "The Librarian of Basra: A True Story from Iraq," as well as biographies of Diego Rivera, Johann Sebastian Bach and Georgia O'Keeffe among others. Winter is celebrated for her distinctive painting style, picture design, and...
Title:Nasreen's Secret School: A True Story from AfghanistanFormat:HardcoverDimensions:40 pages, 11 × 9 × 0.5 inPublished:October 6, 2009Publisher:Beach Lane BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1416994378

ISBN - 13:9781416994374

Appropriate for ages: 6


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book. People need to read this beautifully illustrated book to realize the reality and truth for young girls living in Afghanistan. Simply told, well told. A story book for all.
Date published: 2018-03-21

Editorial Reviews

"Winter tells another powerful story, based on true events, of an individual activist whose singular courage brings social change...Winter artfully distills enormous concepts into spare, potent sentences that celebrate Herat’s rich cultural, Islamic history...even as they detail the harrowing realities of Taliban rule. And in her signature style of deceptively simple compositions and rich, opaque colors, Winter’s acrylic paintings give a palpable sense of both Nasreen’s everyday terror and the expansive joy that she finds in learning."--Booklist