Words in the dust by Trent Reedy

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Zulaikha, a thirteen-year-old girl in Afghanistan, faces a series of frightening but exhilirating changes in her life as she defies her father and secretly meets with an old woman who teaches her to read, her older sister gets married, and American troops offer her surgery to fix her disfiguring cleft palate.

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StatementTrent Reedy
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPZ7.R25423 Wo 2011
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24523959M
ISBN 109780545261258
LC Control Number2010026160
OCLC/WorldCa639167388

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Born with a cleft palate, Zulaikha's tormented by boys calling her "donkey-face," adults averting their eyes and an insensitive stepmother. With marriage unlikely, Zulaikha secretly learns to read and write, emulating her birth mother, who was murdered by Author: Trent Reedy.

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Words In The Dust has 1 reviews and 1 ratings. Reviewer blessing55 wrote: the book is about a girl who has a mouth that looks like a donkeys and her sister is getting married to the dad of the person who teases her second mom makes her clean after everyone in the house. i can really relate to her.4/5(1).

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Zulaikha’s story is mainly driven by her misfortune. Free Words in the Dust study unit worksheets for teachers to print. Comprehension by chapter, vocabulary challenges, creative reading response activities and projects, tests, and much more. She is a dynamic character.

Her experiences and actions cause her to change during the novel. We know how Billie Jo changes because Hesse narrates Out of the Dust in the first person, allowing Billie Jo to speak for herself. When the novel begins, Billie Jo is making the best of her life despite the dust storms, depression, and drought.

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That takes a lot of selflessness—just imagine having twenty or thirty dusty, dirty people into your home, spur of the moment. Malehkah-Zulaikha's stepmother who is very judgemental. Habib & Khalid- Her two brothers who take after their mom.

Zeynab-Her sister who wants the best for her sister. Baba-Her loving father. Anwar-The boy who calls her,"donkey face" This video shows about her town but isn't. Words in the Dust By Trent Reedy Published by Arthur A. Levine Books “ [a] deeply moving view of a young girl caught between opportunity and tradition in contemporary Afghanistan.” –Booklist “An inside look at an ordinary Afghanistan family trying to survive in extraordinary times, it is both heart-wrenching and timely.” –Kirkus.

Words in the Dust by Trent Reedy Every triumph from patience springs, The happy herald of better things Thirteen year old Zulaikha lives in the village of An Daral with her father, his second wife Malehkah, her fifteen year old sister Zeynab, her 19 year old brother Najib, and her half brothers Khalid and Habib.

Words in the Dust. Author: Trent Reedy. Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books. Zulaikha’s mother loved books and the Taliban killed her for it. Now the Americans are here and Zulaikha hopes for peace.

"Words in the Dust" begins with the neighbor boys relentlessly teasing Zulaikha on walks to the market. Her stepmother is oblivious to the bullying and sends Zulaikha to run errands and otherwise.

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Out of the Dust Book Summary Hesse narrates Out of the Dust in the first person, allowing Billie Jo Kelby, the protagonist, or main character, to describe her life from the winter of through the fall of Hesse writes the novel in free-verse poems, from firsthand fictionalized events, in the form of journal entries.

Trent Reedy is the author of several novels, including Words in the Dust, which received a Christopher Award and was also an Al Roker’s Book Club pick on NBC’s Today show. About the Narrator Ariana Delawari, an Earphones Award–winning narrator, is a musician, director, and actress.4/5.

Words in the Dust is even more contemporary than those two novels, and it covers new ground. Zulaikha’s is a voice we’ve not heard in recent children’s books.

Here’s the hope, then, that she is just the frontrunner of more good things to come. Words in the Dust, Spokane, WA. likes. WORDS IN THE DUST is the wonderful new debut novel from Trent Reedy, published by Arthur A.

Levine Books/ers: For a juvenile fiction book, "Words in the Dust" touches on many difficult and complex topics.

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The novel is widely regarded as an Author: John Fante. If you want to learn more about what life is like in Afghanistan, you can experience the culture through the eyes of a child in Words in the Dust. The story of Zulaikha will transport you to a world where women aren't allowed to read and girls can't go to school.

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One of Billie Jo's best friends, Livie Killian, is moving away to California with her family to escape the dust. Remember: It's the s, a.k.a. way before Facebook and texting, so the chances of these two seeing each other again—or even talking again—aren't good.

Their class throws Livie a party, where she shares memories of her friends and gives them gifts.

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