A Girl Called Genghis Khan: The Story Of Maria Toorpakai Wazir

ISBN-10: 1454931361
ISBN-13: 9781454931362
Author: Lord, Michelle
Illustrated by: Malik, Shehzil
Interest Level: K-5
Publisher: Union Square & Co

Publication Date: July 2019

Copyright: 2019

Page Count: 48

Series: People Who Shaped Our World

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Interest Level

Grades K-5

Reading Level

Lexile: 710L

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Women

JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / Middle East

Meet Maria Toorpakai Wazir, a brave Pakistani girl who pursued her love of sports in spite of being taunted and beaten. When the President of Pakistan gave Maria an award for outstanding achievement, the Taliban threatened her squash club, family, and life. Forced to quit the team, she continued to practice in her bedroomeveryday for three years!Maria's story will inspire and empower all children . . . especially girls.
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