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Author Lord, Michelle, author.

Title A girl called Genghis Khan : how Maria Toorpakai Wazir pretended to be a boy, defied the Taliban, and became a world famous squash player / Michelle Lord ; illustrated by Shehzil Malik.

Publication Info. New York : Sterling Children's Books, an imprint of Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., [2019]


Location Call No. Status
 Canton Public Library - Child New Materials  J 796.43 LORD    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Children's Department  J 796.343 TOORPAKAI    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - Children's Department  JJ-B TOORPAKAI, MARIA WAZIR    Check Shelf
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
Series People who shaped our world
Audience Age: 5+
Grades: K to Grade 3.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary Meet Maria Toorpakai Wazir, a brave Pakistani girl who pursued her love of sports in spite of being taunted and beaten. When the President of Pakistan gave Maria an award for outstanding achievement, the Taliban threatened her squash club, family, and life. Forced to quit the team, she continued to practice in her bedroom <i>every day for three years!</i> Maria's story will inspire and empower all children . . . especially girls.
Subject Toorpakai, Maria, 1990- -- Juvenile literature.
Taliban -- Juvenile literature.
Squash players -- Pakistan -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Women squash players -- Pakistan -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Passing (Identity) -- Pakistan -- Juvenile literature.
Escapes -- Pakistan -- Juvenile literature.
Women's rights -- Pakistan -- Juvenile literature.
Women -- Pakistan -- Social conditions -- Juvenile literature.
Women athletes -- Pakistan -- Social conditions -- Juvenile literature.
Pakistan -- Social conditions -- Juvenile literature.
Women squash players -- Pakistan.
Passing (Identity)
Women athletes -- Pakistan.
Toorpakai, Maria, 1990- (OCoLC)fst01941657
Taliban. (OCoLC)fst00743547
Escapes. (OCoLC)fst00915129
Passing (Identity) (OCoLC)fst01054417
Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst01919811
Squash players. (OCoLC)fst01131096
Women athletes -- Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst01177195
Women -- Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst01176947
Women squash players. (OCoLC)fst01178576
Women's rights. (OCoLC)fst01178818
Pakistan. (OCoLC)fst01210275
Genre/Form Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
Juvenile works. (OCoLC)fst01411637
Added Author Malik, Shehzil, illustrator.
ISBN 9781454931362 (Book / HC-PLC with Jacket Picture Book)
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