Razia's Ray of Hope: One Girl's Dream of an Education - Elizabeth Suneby,  Suana Verelst (Illustrator)

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“Making a Difference” Inside the gates of the Zabuli Education Center.

 

So beautifully, captivatingly illustrated in a style that might be called “digital collage,” Razia’s Ray of Hope is based on the true story of Razia Jan, who started the Zabuli Education Center for girls outside of Kabul, Afghanistan. Reading it made me angry, but it gave me hope because Razia Jan is a real woman who is making a real difference for the girls in Afghanistan.

 

Razia’s Ray of Hope website can be found here at http://www.raziasrayofhope.org/ 

The book is written for children in grades 3-6 (ages 8-12), but anyone should find something of value in here. Well, except for the Taliban, who might not like it, but that’s too bad.

 

A portion of the royalties from sales of Razia’s Ray of Hope directly support the Razia’s Ray of Hope foundation. I wish Razia and all the girls at her school (and in her country) all the best.

 

I received a copy from Netgalley, which in no way influenced my review.