Shabanu (Newbery Honor)

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Shabanu (Newbery Honor)

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Staples, Suzanne Fisher. NY: Knopf, (1989). 8vo. First edition.Cloth-backed boards. Dust jacket.

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Suzanne Fisher Staples' Shabanu: Daughter of the Wind was named a Newbery Honor book in 1990  and draws upon the author's years in Pakistan (she formerly worked at the Washington Post foreign news desk) for this coming-of-age story about a young girl living in the Cholistan Desert. When Shabanu is pledged to an elderly and despised landowner in marriage, she has to choose between upholding family tradition and honor and her own independence. A Fine first edition in a like dust jacket.