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Durrani, Pashtana

Summary: "Inspired by generations of her family's unwavering belief in the power of education, Pashtana Durrani recognized her calling early in life: to educate Afghanistan's girls and young women, raised in a society where learning is forbidden. In a country devastated by war and violence, heeding that call seemed both impossible and dangerous. Pashtana founded the nonprofit LEARN and developed a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Citadel Press, Kensington Publishing Corporation 2024

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Winter, Jeanette

Summary: Based on a true story. After her parents are taken away by the Taliban, young Nasreen stops speaking. But as she spends time in a secret school, she slowly breaks out of her shell

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beach Lane Books 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE WIN

Gratz, Alan

Summary: Brandon is visiting his dad on the 107th floor of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 when the attack comes; Reshmina is a girl in Afghanistan who has grown up in the aftermath of that attack but dreams of peace, becoming a teacher and escaping her village and the narrow role that the Taliban believes is appropriate for women--both are struggling to survive, both changed forever by the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2021

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in JT Fiction, Call number: JT Fiction Gratz 2021

Richardson, Edmund

Summary: "Impeccably researched, and written like a thriller, Edmund Richardson's The King's Shadow is the extraordinary untold and wild journey of Charles Masson -- think Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid meets Indiana Jones -- and his search for the Lost City of Alexandria in the 'Wild East' during the age of empires, kings, and spies. For centuries the city of Alexandria Beneath the Mountains was a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MASSON, CHARLES RIC

Tzemach Lemmon, Gayle.

Summary: The true account of Kamila Sidiqi who, when her father and brother were forced to flee Kabul, became the sole breadwinner for her five siblings. Armed only with grit and determination, she picked up a needle and thread and created a thriving business of her own and held her family together.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2011

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 958.1 SED

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 958.1 SEDIQI, KAMELA LEM

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B SIDIQI LEM

Stanton, Doug.

Summary: Documents the post-September 11 mission during which a small band of Special Forces soldiers captured the strategic Afghan city of Mazar-e Sharif as part of an effort to defeat the Taliban, in a dramatic account that includes testimonies by Afghanistan citizens whose lives were changed by the war.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2009

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 958.1047 STA
1 available in Nelson Room, Call number: NEL 958.1047 STA

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 958.1047 STA

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 958.1047 STA

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: Hist Wars Stanton

Garcia, J. Malcolm

Summary: "Collection of literary reportage from Afghanistan: stories that go unreported, the lives of people not usually considered newsworthy or important, people who struggle just to survive"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Seven Stories Press 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 958.104 GAR

Stanton, Doug

Summary: Documents the post-September 11 mission during which a small band of Special Forces soldiers captured the strategic Afghan city of Mazar-e Sharif as part of an effort to defeat the Taliban, in a dramatic account that includes testimonies by Afghanistan citizens whose lives were changed by the war.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 958.1047 STA

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 958.1047 STA

Stanton, Doug.

Summary: Doug Stanton tells the astonishing story of twelve U.S. soldiers who rode horses into Afghanistan immediately following 9/11 to defeat the Taliban.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Audioworks 2009

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 958.1047 STA

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 958.1047 STA

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CDA 958.1047 Sta

Stanton, Doug.

Summary: Drawing on in-country observations and exclusive interviews, Stanton delivers the jaw-dropping tale of how 12 top-secret commandos slip into Afghanistan, kill Al Qaeda fighters, and topple the Taliban.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2009

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 958.1047 STA

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 958.1047 STA

Stanton, Doug.

Summary: Following 9/11, a small band of Special Forces soldiers secretly entered Afghanistan and rode to war on horseback against the Taliban. Outnumbered forty to one, they pursued the enemy across the mountains and captured the strategic city of Mazar-i-Sharif. Bone-weary, they were welcomed by throngs of overjoyed Afghans in the streets. Then the action took an unexpected turn: the Horse Soldiers...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2009

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 958.1047 STA

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 958.1047 STA

Ghafari, Zarifa

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "Zarifa Ghafari was three years old when the Taliban banned girls from schools, and she began her education in secret. She was six when American airstrikes began. She was twenty-four when she became mayor--one of the first female mayors in the country--and first of Wardak, one of the most conservative provinces in Afghanistan. An extremist mob barred her from her office; her male staff walked...

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Publisher / Publication Date: PublicAffairs 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GHAFARI, ZARIFA GHA

Rodriguez, Deborah.

Summary: Soon after the fall of the Taliban, in 2001, Deborah Rodriguez went to Afghanistan as part of a humanitarian aid group. Surrounded by people whose skills--as doctors, nurses, and therapists--seemed eminently more practical than her own, Rodriguez, a hairdresser and mother from Michigan, despaired of being of any real use. Yet she found she had a gift for befriending Afghans, and once her...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2007

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 305.48 Rod

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.4869 ROD

Rodriguez, Deborah.

Summary: "Soon after the fall of the Taliban, in 2001, Deborah Rodriguez went to Afghanistan as part of a humanitarian aid group. Surrounded by people whose skills--as doctors, nurses, and therapists--seemed eminently more practical than her own, Rodriguez, a hairdresser and mother from Michigan, despaired of being of any real use. Yet she found she had a gift for befriending Afghans, and once her...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2007

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 305.486 ROD

Rodriguez, Deborah.

Summary: Soon after the fall of the Taliban, in 2001, Deborah Rodriguez went to Afghanistan as part of a humanitarian aid group. Surrounded by people whose skills--as doctors, nurses, and therapists--seemed eminently more practical than her own, Rodriguez, a hairdresser and mother from Michigan, despaired of being of any real use. Yet she found she had a gift for befriending Afghans, and once her...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Pub. 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 305.48 ROD

Kamenetz, Anya

Summary: "An NPR education reporter shows how the last true social safety net-- the public school system--was decimated by the pandemic, and how years of short-sighted political decisions have failed to put our children first. School has long meant much more than an education in America. 30 million children depend on free school meals. Schools are, statistically, the safest physical places for children...

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Publisher / Publication Date: PublicAffairs 2022

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.43 KAM

Nordland, Rod

Summary: "An astonishingly powerful and profoundly moving story of a young couple willing to risk everything for love that puts a human face on the ongoing debate about women's rights in the Muslim world. Zakia and Ali were from different tribes, but they grew up on neighboring farms in the hinterlands of Afghanistan. By the time they were young teenagers, Zakia, strikingly beautiful and fiercely...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2016

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 958.104 NOR

Cortright, David

Summary: Argues that a responsible military withdrawal from Afghanistan would will be beneficial for all parties involved, offers a critical analysis of the U.S./NATO military policy in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and provides alternative strategies for preventing terrorist insurgency and securing human rights.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Paradigm Publishers 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 958.104 COR

Rosewater, Kit

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: Ever since they can remember, fifth-graders Kenzie (aka Kenzilla) and Shelly (aka Bomb Shell) have dreamed of becoming roller derby superstars. When Austin's city league introduces a brand-new junior league, the dynamic duo celebrates. But they'll need to try out as a five-person team. Kenzie and Shelly have just one week to convince three other girls that roller derby is the coolest thing on...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2024

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Preston, Richard

Summary: The 2013-2014 Ebola epidemic was the deadliest ever--but the outbreaks continue. Now comes a gripping account of the doctors and scientists fighting to protect us, an urgent wake-up call about the future of emerging viruses--from the #1 bestselling author of The Hot Zone, soon to be a National Geographic original miniseries. This time, Ebola started with a two-year-old child who likely had...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 614.5 PRE

DeVos, Betsy

Summary: "In Hostages No More, DeVos unleashes her candid thoughts about working in the Trump administration, recounts her battles over the decades to put students first, hits back at "woke" curricula in our schools, and details the reforms America must pursue to fix its long and badly broken education system. And she has stories to tell: DeVos offers blunt insights on the people and politics that stand...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Center Street 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 370.973 DEV
1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 370.973 DEV

Smith, Graeme

Summary: A personal look at the war in Afghanistan from the perspective of a Canadian war correspondent.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Counterpoint 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 958.1 SMI

Robinson, Patrick

Summary: "Patrick Robinson, coauthor of the #1 New York Times bestseller Lone Survivor shares the gripping untold story of Mohammed Gulab, the Pashtun warrior who defied the Taliban and saved the life of American hero and Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell. Bestselling author Patrick Robinson helped Marcus Luttrell bring his harrowing story of survival in Lone Survivor : the eyewitness account of Operation...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Touchstone 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GULAB, MOHAMMED ROB

Jubber, Nicholas.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Da Capo Press 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 915.504 JUB

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