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Book Review - Saving Kabul Corner

3 stars. N.H. Senzai’s Shooting Kabul was a book that I enjoyed quite a bit, so I was eager to read Saving Kabul Corner. This book was enjoyable but didn’t have quite the same appeal to me; themes were not as weighty and a little heavier on tween girl drama. 67 more words


Saving Kabul Corner by N.H. Senzai

For all of us waiting to see what happened to the characters from Shooting Kabul, N.H. Senzai answers that question in Saving Kabul Corner, while maintaining a stand alone story of mystery and family.   576 more words

Muslim Characters

Shooting Kabul // N.H. Senzai

N.H. Senzai’s debut novel Shooting Kabul (a young adult fiction targeted at children who are in grades three to seven) follows the adventures of an 11 year-old-Afghani transnational Fadi who comes to the United States in the wake of turmoil in his home country. 411 more words


Saving Kabul Corner by N.H. Senzai: A Great, Fun Read About A Culture and Family

From Afghanistan to America, family matters most in this companion to Shooting Kabul, which Kirkus Reviews called “an ambitious story with much to offer.”

A rough and tumble tomboy, twelve-year-old Ariana couldn’t be more different from her cousin Laila, who just arrived from Afghanistan with her family.

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Shooting Kabul

Shooting Kabul
By N.H. Senzai
Published by Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers

“For all of Fadi’s differences from his Fremont, California classmates, he will still seem very familiar to many middle schoolers. 1,032 more words

I'm Your Neighbor

Eye of the Storm by Kate Messner

Many of my elementary school students are interested in dystopian stories (having seen The Hunger Games movie). But beyond Lois Lowry’s The Giver Trilogy, there’s not much dystopian out there for a middle grade audience. 415 more words


Shooting Kabul, by N.H. Senzai

Middle schoolers barely remember a time when the United States didn’t have troops in Afghanistan.  Shooting Kabul takes place in Kabul and in Fremont, CA.  The book starts as 12 year old Fadi and his family, afraid of the way Kabul has changed under the rule of the Taliban, make a dangerous nighttime escape from Afghanistan.  246 more words