Razia's Ray of Hope: One Girl's Dream of an Education
Author: Elizabeth Suneby
For Upper KS1/KS2
Price 8.99 paperback
Book(s) at 8.99 paperback
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Razia's Ray of Hope: One Girl's Dream of an Education In deeply patriarchal Afghanistan, since the advent of war, Razia and other girls do not attend school, but must stay at home to do chores and help pick fruit or collect water. This story involves Razia's struggle to realise her dream and get male family elders to permit her to go the new school which is being built nearby. She finally succeeds, thanks to help from her grandfather, Baba Gi and Razia Jan', who will run the school. The book has informative notes on education and literacy for girls globally and information on the real life Razia Jan who returned to set up a school in Afghanistan. There is also a glossary of Afghan terms used and a page of proactive classroom activities. The illustrations, by Suana Verelst , using a collage of water colour, photography and charcoal drawing help to convey the culture of home life. Ideally suited to Years 2.3. &4