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A Girl Called Problem

Average rating
4.1 out of 5
Based on 189 Ratings and 65 Reviews

Book Description
Thirteen-year-old Shida, whose name means "problem" in Swahili, certainly has a lot of problems in her life -- her father is dead, her depressed mother is rumored to be a witch, her family bears the weight of a curse, and everyone in her rural Tanzanian village expects her to marry rather than pursue her dream of becoming a healer.

So when the elders of Litongo make a controversial decisio... More
Book Information
PublisherEerdmans Books for Young Readers
Reading LevelAges 9-12
# of Pages256
Publication Date04/19/2013
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About Katie Quirk (Author) : Katie Quirk is a published author of children's books. A published credit of Katie Quirk is A Girl Called Problem.
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6/17/2013 Suzanne Morris said:
5 Stars I really liked A Girl called Problem. Though Shida’s culture was new to me, I found it all fascinating, mostly because of the stark difference between her life in 1967 and mine. I cannot image harvesting all the family’s food, living in a one room home—let alone a hut made of mud an... more

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