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Taking Cover: One Girl's Story Of Growing Up During The Iranian Revolution

ISBN-10: 1426333668
ISBN-13: 9781426333668
Author: Homayoonfar, Nioucha
Interest Level: 7-12
Publisher: National Geographic Society

Publication Date: January 2019

Copyright: 2019

Page Count: 160


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Interest Level

Grades 7-12

Reading Level

Lexile: 740L
Accelerated Reader Level: 5.1
Accelerated Reader Points: 7.0

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / Middle East

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Social Activists

Description
This coming-of-age memoir, set during the Iranian Revolution, tells the true story of a young girl who moves to Tehran from the U.S. and has to adjust to living in a new country, learning a new language, and starting a new school during one of the most turbulent periods in Iran's history. When five-year-old Nioucha Homayoonfar moves from the U.S. to Iran in 1979, its open society means a life with dancing, women's rights, and other freedoms. But soon the revolution erupts and the rules of life in Iran change. Religion classes become mandatory. Nioucha has to cover her head and wear robes. Opinions at school are not welcome. Her cousin is captured and tortured after he is caught trying to leave the country. And yet, in the midst of so much change and challenge, Nioucha is still just a girl who wants to play with her friends, please her parents, listen to pop music, and, eventually, have a boyfriend. Will she ever get used to this new culture? Can she break the rules without consequences? Nioucha's story sheds light on the timely conversation about religious, political, and social freedom, publishing in time for the 40th anniversary of the Iranian Revolution.
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