Afghan dreams : young voices of Afghanistan (#15059Y2)

by O'Brien, Tony

8 reviews & awards | 3 full-text reviews

Hardcover Bloomsbury Children's Books, 2008
Price: USD 18.41
Description: 69 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 27 cm
Dewey: 305.235; Audience: Upper Elementary; Reading Level: 6.5
AR 4.7 MG 1 127615EN; F&P Y
From the publisher: Grades 2-10; Ages 8-14
From Kirkus: Ages 8-10; SLJ: Gr 4-Up; read the full-text reviews


 


Overview
From Follett

Presents stories of young people in Afghanistan, including street workers, students, and pickpockets, who long for peace in their neighborhoods.

From the Publisher
Tony O'Brien is a photo journalist who has been to Afghanistan many times in his work for major publications such as Time and Life. Here, he and his brother-in-law, Mike Sullivan, interview children of all ages about their lives, their fears and their dreams. The children's voices and their images are haunting, illuminating and make for compulsive and compulsory reading.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's Books
  • Publication Date: October 1, 2008
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
  • Dewey: 305.235
  • Classifications: Nonfiction
  • Description: 69 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 27 cm
  • Tracings: Sullivan, Mike.
  • ISBN-10: 1-59990-287-7
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-59990-287-6
  • LCCN: 2008-007004
  • Follett Number: 15059Y2
  • Reading Level: 6.5
  • Audience: Upper Elementary
  • Grades: 2-10
  • Ages: 8-14
  • Kirkus: Ages 8-10
  • School Library Journal: Gr 4-Up
  • ATOS Book Level: 4.7
  • AR Interest Level: MG
  • AR Points: 1
  • AR Quiz: 127615EN
  • Fountas & Pinnell: Y

Reviews & Awards
  • ALA Notable Children's Books, 2009
  • Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, 12/01/08
  • Horn Book Magazine, 04/01/09
  • Kirkus Reviews starred, 10/01/08
  • School Library Journal, 12/01/08
  • Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA), 12/01/08
  • Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) starred, 12/01/08
  • Wilson's Children, 10/01/10

Full-Text Reviews
Horn Book Guide (Spring 2009)
This book consists of succinct first-person accounts of the realities and aspirations of Afghani children and teens interviewed by O'Brien and Sullivan. The volume is artfully designed, with stirring photographs providing a portrait of the country and its people.

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