One Half From the EastBook - 2016
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JCLTiffanyR May 08, 2019
This is a beautifully written middle-grade story about a girl from Afghanistan, Obayda, who is dressed as a boy in order to bring luck to her family. Living as Obayd, a boy, she comes to love the freedom males in Afghani culture experience. A compelling look at gender inequality in a culture so d... Read More »
In modern-day Afghanistan, 10-year-old Obayda is a bacha posh, a girl dressed as a boy. She has more freedom than she would as a girl, and makes a good friend of another bacha posh, but must find a way to remain free when she returns to life as a girl.