Nasreen's Secret School

A True Story from Afghanistan

Nasreen's Secret School

Illustrated by: Jeanette Winter
For Ages: 6 - 9
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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.

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NASREEN'S SECRET SCHOOL: A TRUE STORY FROM AFGHANISTAN

Young Nasreen, an Afghan girl forbidden to go to school, has not spoken a word to anyone since her parents disappeared without explanation. Read along and watch the true story of Nasreen unfold as her story affirms the life changing power of education. Banned Books Week honors NASREEN'S SECRET SCHOOL, one of 2015’s top ten most frequently challenged books as reported by the American Library Association.

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About the Author

Jeanette Winter
Drawing by Jeanette Winter

Jeanette Winter

Jeanette Winter is a renowned picture book creator whose acclaimed works include Nanuk the Ice Bear; Malala, A Brave Girl from Pakistan/Iqbal, A Brave Boy from Pakistan: Two Stories of Bravery; Henri’s Scissors; Biblioburro: A True Story from Colombia; The Librarian of Basra: A True Story from Iraq; and Nasreen’s Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan.

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