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A Girl Named Disaster

By Nancy Farmer   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545356626 Paperback
336 Pages | 5.25" x 7.55" | Ages 8 to 12

Eleven-year-old Nhamo lives in a traditional village in Mozambique, where she doesn't quite fit in. When her family tries to force her into marrying a cruel man, she runs away to Zimbabwe, hoping to find the father she's never met. But what should have been a short boat trip across the border turns into a dangerous year-long adventure, and Nhamo must summon her innermost courage to ensure her survival.

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Praise for A Girl Named Disaster

*"An unforgettable work." Publishers Weekly, starred review

*"Rewarding." Kirkus Reviews, starred review

*"This story is humorous and heart wrenching, complex and multilayered... An engrossing and memorable saga." School Library Journal, starred review