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Nadia the Willful

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A young sister defies her father to remember a brother lost in the deserts of the Far East. Grades 2-4.
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Published September 8th 1992 by Dragonfly Books (first published 1983)
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This fictional narrative takes place in a far eastern desert. Nadia's brother becomes lost in the desert and her father demands that no one speak of him again. Nadia learns that she remembers him better when she tells the stories that she remembers about him. She defies her father. Others are grateful for her defiance and begin to speak of him too.

As a teacher, this book would be a great starting place to facilitate a discussion on grief or loss. Although the illustrations are all black and whit
Lovely little very early chapter book about a strong princess, her older brother, and her loving father. I don't remember details, but I remember that I was charmed that it took place, not in Grimm's forests, but in the desert, camels & all. I assume the characters were Bedouins.
Shea Darian
One of the best books I have read on processing the grief of a siblings death. Nadia guides her father to find healing after her brother's death. A must-read!
One of my favorite books as a child. Now one of the few I saved, and bring with me.
The best book I can think of on grieving the loss of a loved one.
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