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Nancy Farmer  - A Girl Named Disaster

A Girl Named Disaster

Author: Nancy Farmer

  • AGES 9 - 12 
  • Genre Historical Fiction,Adventure
A Girl Named Disaster is the humorous and heart wrenching story of a young girl who discovers her own courage and strength when she makes the dangerous journey from Mozambique to Zimbabwe.Nhamo is an 11-year-old Shona girl living in Mozambique in 1981. After the death of her mother, Nhamo is left a virtual slave in her small African village. Upon learning that before her 12th birthday she must marry a cruel man with three other wives, Nhamo desperately decides to run away. What was supposed to have been a short boat trip across the border into Zimbabwe, where she hoped to find her father, turns into an adventure filled with challenges and danger that lasts a year.1997 Newbery Honor Book

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