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I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced by Nujood Ali
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Jun 12, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: books-i-would-teach, classroom-library, making-changes, memoir, multicultural, nonfiction
Read in June, 2011

What an amazing book. I read it in just a few short hours without a break because it engaged me completely. Nujood is a brave young woman who faced her family's horrible decision at the young age of ten with a brave face. She may have been scared, but she endured things most women do not experience in their entire lives. After just two months of marriage she makes a decision that many women do not make, and if they do, not until the marriage has gone on for years.

Nujood is a pioneer in women's rights in Yemen, and she's only thirteen years old today, maybe fourteen. I hope to someday have this book on the list to teach in my school because it shows a truly remarkable young woman and a decision she made that changed not only her life, but the lives of many other young girls who were in the same position she found herself in.
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message 4: by Nicole (new)

Nicole Tabak May I read? Add to my diminished pile? I have many books to bring back!


Jennifer Lavoie Nicole wrote: "May I read? Add to my diminished pile? I have many books to bring back!"

Haha yes you and Colleen can read it. It's a very fast read. Shouldn't take you more than a few hours because you will not be able to put it down. :)


Colleen I finished it when i ot home on friday, the story is amazing. I dont think she quite realized what she was doing at the time.


Jennifer Lavoie Colleen wrote: "I finished it when i ot home on friday, the story is amazing. I dont think she quite realized what she was doing at the time."

You're right, I don't think she realized it either. Hindsight is very often 20/20. But she was still incredibly brave for what she did. What do you think of this book for a teaching standpoint?


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