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One Half from the East

Narrated by: Ariana Delawari
Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
Categories: Children, Ages 8-10
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Perfect for fans of Rita Williams-Garcia, Thanhha Lai, and Rebecca Stead, internationally best-selling author Nadia Hashimi's first novel for young listeners is a coming-of-age journey set in modern-day Afghanistan that explores life as a bacha posh - a preteen girl dressed as a boy.

Obayda's family is in need of some good fortune, and her aunt has an idea to bring the family luck - dress Obayda, the youngest of four sisters, as a boy, a bacha posh.

Life in this in-between place is confusing, but once Obayda meets another bacha posh, everything changes. Their transformation won't last forever, though - unless the two best friends can figure out a way to make it stick and make their newfound freedoms endure.

Nadia Hashimi's first novel for adults, The Pearl That Broke Its Shell, was a best seller that shares a bacha posh character with One Half from the East.

©2016 Nadia Hashimi (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

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A GREAT READ :)

I really love the way Nadia Hashimi writes... sadly Audible don't keep many of her books :( A sad story of a family who hit hard times when dad suffered bad injury to his legs from a bomb blast and cannot work. A family of sisters. The mother is convinced by her sister that dressing the youngest of her girls' as a boy. Incredibly sad reading that such things do go on... sad for the little girl who so didn't want to visually change gender. However, things are not as bad as she initially thought being a boy :) .. Really great storyline and has a happy ending :) Narration - Very good