Allen & Unwin 2013 $19.99pb 205 pages
ISBN 978 1 7433 1246 9
Through my eyes series
Themes: Child labour/ Forced marriage/ Kashmir
Shahana lives with her 10-year-old brother in a dilapidated shack once belonging to her grandparents in the conflict zone of Kashmir where the border patrolled by Indian and Pakistani soldiers divides the country in half. She keeps them alive by producing exquisite embroidery which she sells to the evil Mr Nadir who has his eye on her as a possible young bride he can sell to the highest bidder. Although this is one of a series designed to show the horrors of children living in conflict zones around the world, it reads as an unputdownable story. Google Through my eyes for other titles in the series.
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