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Zia's Story

June 15, 2024 | Children's paperback
ISBN: 9781990598142
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"Take care of your mother," twelve-year-old Zia's father whispers to him just as he is arrested-never to be seen again. Soon afterward, the Russian army pulls out of Afghanistan, and the country falls into a devastating civil war.

The Taliban takes over, establishing a regime of great brutality and creating an atmosphere of fear-women are not allowed to work nor can girls go to school. Many thousands join the perilous journey to neighbouring Pakistan seeking refuge--Zia and his mother among them.

About this Author

Shahnaz Qayumi was born and raised in Kabul. Zia's Story is based on the author's experience of having to flee an Afghanistan torn apart by war with her young son. After fleeing Afghanistan, she found refuge in Canada. She now lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, and teaches at Langara University..

Nahid Kazemi is a celebrated artist and illustrator. She has published many award-winning children's books and was a finalist for the Governor General's Literary Award and the 2020 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. Originally from Iran, Nahid lives in Montreal, Quebec.

ISBN: 9781990598142
Format: Children's paperback
Pages: 96
Publisher: Tradewind Books
Published: 2024-06-15


"This plainspoken tale, based on the author's experiences with her son, is an important one for readers of all ages."

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