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Afghan Kids Answer Your Questions

13-year-old Zaika answers the question, "Can you tell me what your school is like?" (Photo: Cassandra Nelson)
13-year-old Zaika answers the question, "Can you tell me what your school is like?" (Photo: Cassandra Nelson)

Reporter Cassandra Nelson collected questions submitted by readers of this site and asked children living in Afghanistan to answer them.

She traveled across the country, asking Afghan kids about their hopes and ambitions, their hobbies and romances, and their fears and feelings about the war.

Click here for an amazing slideshow

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    Afghanistan

    Afghanistan

    by Terri Willis

    SET FEATURES:

    •     Highly visual introduction to world geography
    •     Packed with photos, original maps, and browser-friendly sidebars
    •     Timelines compare each country's history to world history
    •     "Fast Facts" appendix highlights key information from the text
    •     "To Find Out More" listings encourage independent research
    •     Index makes navigating subject matter easy

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      Originally published in 1986, this newly revised title in the Enchantment of the World series discusses the huge changes in South Africa, from apartheid to the present transformation. In 1980, Blauer and LaurČ co-authored the breakthrough photo-essay South Africa: Coming of Age under Apartheid, so it's no surprise that they root their candid commentary on the present scene in an accurate, in-depth history. Along with discussing the role of Nelson Mandela and the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the authors consider religion, sports, literature, music, and much more, making clear that despite the changeover, huge economic inequalities still exist, as do problems such as AIDS, unemployment, and crime. Well-chosen, beautifully reproduced full-color photographs, clear maps, a time line, and "fast facts" complete the handsomely designed, readable package... For more on South Africa, pull out Rob Bowden's The Changing Face of South Africa (2002) and Benjamin Pogrund's Nelson Mandela (2004). Other revised series entries include Iraq and Taiwan.

       

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    The War in Afghanistan

    The War in Afghanistan

    by Jennifer Zeiger

    Dramatic and defining moments in American history come vividly to life in this series designed to make children feel they are on the scene as history is being made Accomplished through text, illustrations, photographs, and engravings, these titles support history, social studies and geography curricula. Index included.

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