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Shabanu by Suzanne Fisher Staples
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Feb 01, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: young-adult-literature

Suzanne Fisher Staples creates a lasing piece of young adult fiction with Shabanu, Daughter of the Wind. The character of Shabanu is well-developed and portrayed. She has a feisty, independent spirit that gets her into trouble as she can be defiant and disobedient. These qualities were very dangerous for a woman in Middle Eastern culture. The book has many well-constructed characters, all of whom Staples places within a story with escalating conflict. The reader learns about the lifestyle of the culture, and Staples shows how both Shabanu and Phulan grow up knowing that their homes are temporary. Their real homes will be the ones they are married into. The book also offers insight into the region and the people who live and endure under difficult circumstances. Staples produces a story around all these elements, and young readers are able to see what it’s like to live in a Middle Eastern country.

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February 1, 2012 – Shelved
March 20, 2012 – Shelved as: young-adult-literature

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