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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Tome Traveler: However Tall the Mountain by Awista Ayub

However Tall the Mountain by Awista Ayub

Publisher: Hyperion

I received this book from Marcia at Printed Page as part of her Read It Forward program. Thank you so much Marcia!

About the book: In 1979, when Awista Ayub was only two years old, her family fled Afghanistan for the United States, where Awista flourished, thanks to organized athletics - and where she vowed to make a difference in her home country some day. Soon after the fall of the Taliban, Awista saw her chance: She founded the Afghan Youth Sports Exchange, an organization dedicated to nurturing Afghan girls through soccer. What began with eight young women has exploded into something of a phenomenon. Fifteen teams now compete in the Afghanistan Football Federation, with hundreds of girls participating.

By bringing soccer to young Afghan women, Awista reintroduced the very traits the decades of war had cruelly stripped away from them - confidence and self-worth. In However Tall the Mountain, she tells her story and the stories of the eight original girls. Timely, heartfelt, and moving, it shows how women can find strength in each other, in teamwork, and in themselves - risking their lives to obtain the freedom that we take for granted. (back cover)


However Tall the Mountain
Publisher/Publication Date: Hyperion, Aug 2009
ISBN: 978-1-4013-2249-6
256 pages

1 comment:

bermudaonion said...

This looks so good - I hope you enjoy it!

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