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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.

Lord, Michelle. (Author). Malik, Shehzil. (Added Author).

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  • ISBN: 9781454931362 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 29 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Sterling Children's Books, 2019

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Meet Maria Toorpakai Wazir, a Pakistani girl who loved sports and longed for the freedom that boys in her culture enjoyed. She joined a squash club to pursue her dream, and was taunted, teased, and beaten but still continued playing.
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.

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Community Centre J 796.343092 Toorp-L 38080500223506 Juvenile Available -
Community Centre J 796.343092 Toorp-L 38080500223514 Juvenile Available -

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