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A Different Kind of Daughter

The Girl Who Hid from the Taliban in Plain Sight

by Maria Toorpakai and Katharine Holstein

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A Different Kind of Daughter
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The Girl Who Hid from the Taliban in Plain Sight
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Maria Toorpakai and Katharine Holstein

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A woman from an oppressive Pakistani tribal region, where women playing sports is forbidden, discusses how she passed as a boy in order to play the sports she loved, thus becoming a lightning rod of freedom in her country's fierce battle over women's rights, as well as the subject of a forthcoming 2016 documentary. Reading-group guide available. 40,000 first printing.

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To Play Sports Under Taliban Rule, 'Different Kind Of Daughter' Dressed As A Boy

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