A Girl Called Genghis Khan
This picture book introduces children to Maria Toorpakai Wazir, a Pakistani girl who braved threats from the Taliban in order to play the sport she loved.   Meet Maria Toorpakai Wazir, a Pakistani girl who loved sports and longed for the freedom that boys in her culture enjoyed. She joined a squash club to pursue her dream, and was taunted, teased, and beaten—but still continued playing. Then, when Maria received an award from the President of Pakistan for outstanding achievement, the Taliban threatened her squash club, her family, and her life. Although forced to quit the team, she refused to give up. Maria kept practicing the game in her bedroom every day for three years!

A Girl Called Genghis Khan Details

TitleA Girl Called Genghis Khan
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJul 23rd, 2019
PublisherSterling Children's Books
ISBN-139781454931362
Rating
GenreChildrens, Picture Books, Biography, Sports and Games, Sports

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  • Alice
    January 1, 1970
    Courage comes in many ways to many people
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