Daughter of the Wind

By Suzanne Fisher Staples

Twelve-year-old Shabanu lives in the desert in Pakistan. She is already engaged but dreams of independence, and after tragedy strikes, she must choose which path to take.

Twelve-year-old Shabanu lives with her family in Pakistan's Cholistan Desert, in a society that denies women any form of independence. She is already betrothed, while her sister Phulan, a year older, is about to be married. After tragedy strikes, Shabanu is faced with a life changing decision – she must choose between pursuing the freedom she's always longed for and following the traditions of her family and culture.

  • Winner of a Newbery Honor and endorsed by Amnesty International UK as contributing to a better understanding of human rights and the values that underpin them.
  • "A small miracle ... touching and powerful." -- The New York Times

About the author

Suzanne Fisher Staples is a former United Press International news reporter who has worked in India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh. She is the award-winning author of many acclaimed books for young readers set in South Asia and the Middle East, including Under the Same Stars and Under the Persimmon Tree, both of which are also endorsed by Amnesty International UK. She lives in Pennsylvania, USA.

ISBN: 9781406353563
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: September 1, 2016
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 240pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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