Nomination: The Servant

sharafeddineSharafeddine, Fatima. The Servant. 2013. 144p. Groundswood, $12.75.  (978-1-55498-307-0). Gr. 9-12.

15-year old Faten despairs when her father forces her to abruptly leave her family and education to work as a maid for a wealthy family in Beirut. Despite rigid Lebanese social expectations, and an unsupportive family stacked against her, Faten forges ahead to pursue her dream of becoming a nurse.

 

 

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