A Different Kind of Daughter
The Girl Who Hid From the Taliban in Plain SightBook - 2016
Maria Toorpakai hails from Pakistan's violently oppressive northwest tribal region, where women are forbidden from playing sports and girls rarely leave their homes. But she did, chopping off her hair and passing as a boy in order to play the sports she loved, thus becoming a lightning rod in her country's fierce battle over women's rights.
Publisher: Toronto : Viking, ©2016.
Characteristics: viii, 355 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates :,illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits (some colour) ;,24 cm.