Courage: My Story Of Persecution

ISBN-10: 1324052236
ISBN-13: 9781324052234
Author: Jan, Freshta Tori
Interest Level: 4-7
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.

Publication Date: January 2023

Copyright: 2022

Page Count: 128

Series: I, Witness

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Interest Level

Grades 4-7

Reading Level

Guided Reading: Y
Lexile: 890L
Accelerated Reader Level: 6.1
Accelerated Reader Points: 2.0

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Social Activists

JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / Middle East

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Topics / Prejudice & Racism

Continuing this propulsive middle grade nonfiction series, a young woman once persecuted by the Taliban shares her journey to becoming a community activist. As a girl and as part of an ethnic minority in Afghanistan, Freshta Tori Jan was persecuted relentlessly. Her family faced kidnappings and daily murder attempts on the bus, on the way to school, in the workplace, and beyond. Freshta's school was shut down by the Taliban, and many of her friends were murdered and shot. Her journey through poverty, terrorism, and other forms of injustice has enabled her to be a voice for those unable to share their stories and those unable to receive the opportunities she has sought. She believes in empowering youth in order to bring about change and be the leaders oftoday and tomorrow. With a voice that is both accessible and engaging, Freshta brings forward a captivating first-person account of strength, resilience, and determination, and delivers compelling narrative nonfiction by young people, for young people.
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