A Girl Named Disaster

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010 - 19:00
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by Nancy Farmer, and published by Richard Jackson/Orchard Books
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When eleven-year-old Nhamo (Disaster) flees her native village in Mozambique, searching for her father in Zimbabwe, she is lost on the vast Lake Cabora Bassa. Alone except for the stories and spirits she carries in her heart, she survives harsh weather, wild animals, and near starvation before building a new life in the strikingly different world of her father's people.

"Farmer's brilliant insight into both the soul of a young woman and the soul of her Shona culture will open readers' eyes to the possibility of different ways of seeing."

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