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The Resource A different kind of daughter : the girl who hid from the Taliban in plain sight, Maria Toorpakai with Katharine Holstein

A different kind of daughter : the girl who hid from the Taliban in plain sight, Maria Toorpakai with Katharine Holstein

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A different kind of daughter : the girl who hid from the Taliban in plain sight
Title
A different kind of daughter
Title remainder
the girl who hid from the Taliban in plain sight
Statement of responsibility
Maria Toorpakai with Katharine Holstein
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"'Maria Toorpakai is a true inspiration, a pioneer for millions of other women struggling to pave their own paths to autonomy, fulfillment, and genuine personhood'--Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns, and And the Mountains Echoed. Maria Toorpakai hails from Pakistan's violently oppressive northwest tribal region, where the idea of women playing sports is considered haram--un-Islamic, forbidden--and girls rarely leave their homes. But she did, passing 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. A DIFFERENT KIND OF DAUGHTER tell of Maria's harrowing journey to play the sport she knew was her destiny, first living as a boy and roaming the violent back alleys of the frontier city of Peshawar, rising to become the number one female squash player in Pakistan. For Maria, squash was more than liberation--it was salvation. But it was also a death sentence, thrusting her into the national spotlight and the crosshairs of the Taliban, who wanted Maria and her family dead. Maria knew her only chance of survival was to flee the country. Enter Jonathon Power, the first North American to earn the title of top squash player in the world, and the only person to heed Maria's plea for help. Recognizing her determination and talent, Jonathon invited Maria to train and compete internationally in Canada. After years of living on the run from the Taliban, Maria packed up and left the only place she had ever known to move halfway across the globe and pursue her dream. Now Maria is well on the way to becoming a world champion as she continues to be a voice for oppressed women everywhere"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 796.343092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV1003.62.T66
LC item number
A3 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Label
A different kind of daughter : the girl who hid from the Taliban in plain sight, Maria Toorpakai with Katharine Holstein
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn928613949
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 355 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781455591411
Lccn
2015050405
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)928613949
Label
A different kind of daughter : the girl who hid from the Taliban in plain sight, Maria Toorpakai with Katharine Holstein
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn928613949
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 355 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781455591411
Lccn
2015050405
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)928613949

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