Thursday, September 24, 2009

A Girl Named Disaster

A Girl Named Disaster (Orchard Classics) A Girl Named Disaster by Nancy Farmer

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
What a wonderful story and setting. Nhamo is a young girl who begins an adventure that will change her life forever. She is an orphan, and one day is told that she must marry an old cruel man who already has three wives. Nhamo's grandmother advises her to flee the village, and find her father who supposedly lives in Zimbabwe.
As she escapes and makes her way through Mozambique, she encounters the spirit of her mother and other dead Ancestors, who help her along this perilous journey.
This book would be an excellent choice in middle schools when discussing diversity, and strong female characters.

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