Five-year-old Pari accompanies her mother on her library bus rounds for the first time, stopping at a village and a refugee camp so that girls there can exchange books and have a lesson in English. Talking with her mother as they drive, Pari learns that she is lucky that she can attend school the next year. Pari’s mother had to learn in secret when it was forbidden to teach girls to read, and the young women the bus visits weekly have no other access to education. Inspired by the first library bus to operate in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Featured in Volume XV, Issue 1 of WOW Review.
- ISBN: 9781772781014
- Published: 2020 , Pajama Press
- Themes: Reading, school and education, Women and girls
- Descriptors: Afghanistan, Asia, Fiction, Picture Book, Primary (ages 6-9)
- No. of pages: 32