Well hello there readers, this is my first blog ever. I wonder if anyone will read it?
For my first blog I wanted to share about a book I have just finished reading, Through My Eyes: Shahana, by South Australian author Rosanne Hawke - who will be visiting our school in week 10 this term.
Shahana is a story about a 14 year old girl who is orphaned, living in war-torn Kashmir. She is trying to look after her 9 year old brother Tanveer. She makes a living by sewing beautiful embroidery for Mr Nadir (who is a cruel man, keeping boys in bonded labour, some as young as 6 years old). Kashmir is divided in two, between Pakistan and India. It is bordered by the Line of Control, patrolled by soldiers.
Shahana rescues a young refugee from the line of control, Zahid and risks everything to keep him safe.
This is a story of hope. She reminds us about conflicts that are happening around the world and the resilience and strength of young people to fight for their own human rights.
This book is in our Main Library - available for students in Year 7 and above.
I highly recommend this book, I couldn't put it down.