Nomination: I am a Bacha Posh, My Life as a Woman Living as a Man in Afghanistan

bachaposhManoori, Ukmina. With Stephanie Lebrun. Trans. by Peter E Chianchiano Jr. I am a Bacha Posh, My Life as a Woman Living as a Man in Afghanistan. 2014. 242. Skyhorse, $24.95 (9781629146812). Gr. 8-up.

Though she was born a girl, Ukmina’s father declares her a “son” soon after her birth. Raised as a boy, Ukmina relishes her freedoms, and refuses to go back to living as a girl when she hits her teens. She makes the brave choice to live as a man and later becomes an advocate for the rights of women in Afghanistan.

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