The stories are set in the late 1990s, and later chapters make some references to the World Trade Center attacks of 2001. However, the details of the girls' lives might seem as if they are taking place very long ago to Western readers. The unrelenting challenges and frequent injustices the characters face will resonate with students everywhere.
Class Structure Recommendation: Small Group Book Study or Independent Reading
When she had gone into the market with her father, she had kept silent and covered up her face as much as possible. She had tried her best to be invisible. Now, with her face open to the sunshine, she was invisible in another way. She was just one more boy on the street. She was nothing worth paying attention to."
The best discussion questions, of course, are generated by and contemplated by readers. These questions are designed to avoid major spoilers about the book, and to provide a starting point for teachers, parents, and student reading groups.
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