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Shooting Kabul / N. H. Senzai.

By: Senzai, N. H [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c2010Description: 262 p. : map ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781442401945 (hbk.); 144240194X; 9781442401952 (hardcover : alk. paper); 1442401958 (hardcover : alk. paper).Subject(s): Refugees -- Children's fiction | San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.) -- Children's fiction | Afghan Americans -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area -- Children's fiction | Afghan Americans -- Children's fiction | Emigration and immigration -- Children's fictionDDC classification: [Fic] Summary: Escaping from Taliban-controlled Afghanistan in the summer of 2001, eleven-year-old Fadi and his family immigrate to the San Francisco Bay Area, where Fadi schemes to return to the Pakistani refugee camp where his little sister was accidentally left behind.
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In the summer of 2001, twelve year old Fadi's parents make the difficult decision to illegally leave Afghanistan and move the family to the United States. When their underground transport arrives at the rendezvous point, chaos ensues, and Fadi is left dragging his younger sister Mariam through the crush of people. But Mariam accidentally lets go of his hand and becomes lost in the crowd, just as Fadi is snatched up into the truck. With Taliban soldiers closing in, the truck speeds away, leaving Mariam behind.<br> <br> Adjusting to life in the United States isn't easy for Fadi's family and as the events of September 11th unfold the prospects of locating Mariam in a war torn Afghanistan seem slim. When a photography competition with a grand prize trip to India is announced, Fadi sees his chance to return to Afghanistan and find his sister. But can one photo really bring Mariam home?<br> <br> Based in part on the Ms. Senzai's husband's own experience fleeing his home in Soviet controlled Afghanistan in the 1970s, Shooting Kabul is a powerful story of hope, love, and perseverance.

"A Paula Wiseman book" -- t.p.

Escaping from Taliban-controlled Afghanistan in the summer of 2001, eleven-year-old Fadi and his family immigrate to the San Francisco Bay Area, where Fadi schemes to return to the Pakistani refugee camp where his little sister was accidentally left behind.

Ages 8-12.

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