Zia’s Story Received Four Stars from CM Reviews

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CM Reviews has listed Tradewind’s title Zia’s Story as out of their highly recommended reads.

Written by Shahnaz Qayumi, Zia’s Story is set in Afghanistan in the late 1980s, a country in the midst of civil war and experiencing difficult changes under the Taliban law. When Zia’s father is arrested, he is left as the ‘man of the house’, in a country that no longer allows women to work, or girls to go to school.

As the reviewer Aileen Wortley writes, this impactful story, “is an eye-opening and worthwhile title that will provide children aged 9-12 with much food for thought.” Wortley goes on to note that, Zia’s Story, “would be a welcome addition for schools and public libraries. Kazemi’s somber illustrations reflect the mood of the story and are rich in detail.”

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Read the full review here.