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Razia's Ray of Hope: One Girl's Dream of an Education - KitaabWorld

Razia's Ray of Hope: One Girl's Dream of an Education

$ 18.95

Razia dreams of getting an education, but in her small village in Afghanistan, girls haven't been allowed to attend school for many years. When a new girls' school opens in the village, a determined Razia must convince her father and oldest brother that educating her would be best for her, their family and their community. Razia's Ray of Hope is the latest inspiring story from the CitizenKid collection. It is based on the true stories of the students of the Zabuli Education Center for Girls just outside of Kabul, founded by a generous and resourceful woman named Razia Jan, a CNN hero, who also appears in the story.

 Age: 5 and up
Language: English
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 32
Publisher: Kids Can Press
Author: Liz Suneby (Author), Suana Verelst (Illustrator)
Dimensions: 9.4 x 0.4 x 12.2 inches
ISBN-13: 978-1554538164

2014 SABA Award Book. From SABA, "Razia dreams of getting an education, but in her small village in Afghanistan, girls haven’t been allowed to attend school for many years. When a new girls’ school opens in the village, a determined Razia must convince her father and oldest brother that educating her would be best for her, their family and their community. Based on the true stories of the students of the Zabuli Education Center for Girls just outside of Kabul. Read more about the author and the Razia book trust and download curriculum guides. Find out more about the illustrator Suana Verelst! (Grades 3-8)."

KitaabWorld Book Review:  An inspiring story drawn from a real life hero who runs a girls' school in Afghanistan. Razia longs to go to school but faces objection from the men in her family.  A determined Razia manages to convince them and truly shows us how one person has the power to make a difference. The mixed-media illustrations bring Razia’s world to life and adds dimension to the thought-provoking book.  

This book is also part of our MUSLIM KIDS AS HEROES book list.


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