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The Resource Come back to Afghanistan : a California teenager's story, Said Hyder Akbar and Susan Burton

Come back to Afghanistan : a California teenager's story, Said Hyder Akbar and Susan Burton

Label
Come back to Afghanistan : a California teenager's story
Title
Come back to Afghanistan
Title remainder
a California teenager's story
Statement of responsibility
Said Hyder Akbar and Susan Burton
Title variation
Come back to Afghanistan
Title variation remainder
a California teenagers story
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The author describes his experiences as he traveled to Afghanistan with his father, who was the spokesman for President Hamid Karzai and then became the governor of Kunar. The intimate and riveting chronicle of an extraordinarily courageous Afghan American teenager coming of age in post 9/11 Afghanistan. Building on two acclaimed radio documentaries aired on This American Life, Hyder Amber tells how his ordinary suburban California life was turned upside down after 9/11. Hyder's father, a scion of an Afghan political family, sold his business, a hip hop clothing store in Oaklan, and left for Afghanistan, where he became President Hamid Karzai's chief spokesman and later, the governor of Kunar, a rural province. Obsessed since youth with a country he had never even visited, seventeen year old Hyder convinced his father to let him join him on three successive summers. Working alongside his father at the presidential palace and in Kunar has given Hyder a rare front row seat at the creation of democratic government in Afghanistan. In Come Back to Afghanistan, Hyder interweaves his personal journey, a teenager struggling with his identity in his parents' homeland, with a dramatic behind the scenes account of political and civilian life in post Taliban Afghanistan. Uncommonly wise and insightful, Hyder travels from palaces to prisons and from Kabul to the borderlands, revealing Afghanistan as readers have never seen or understood it before
Summary
The author describes his experiences as he traveled to Afghanistan with his father, who was the spokesman for President Hamid Karzai and then became the governor of Kunar
Award
YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2006
Awards note
American Library Association Young Adult Library Services Association--YALSA--Best Books for Young Adults (2006); American Library Association-YA (2006); School Library Journal Starred Review (2005).
Biography type
contains biographical information
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182599
Cataloging source
DLC
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Akbar, Said Hyder
Dewey number
958.104/7
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Interest level
UG
LC call number
DS352
LC item number
.A39 2005
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860
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 8
  • 12
Reading level
6.8
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1973-
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Burton, Susan
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning
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  • Afghanistan
  • Afghanistan
  • Afghanistan
  • Akbar, Said Hyder
Target audience
adolescent
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a California teenager's story
Label
Come back to Afghanistan : a California teenager's story, Said Hyder Akbar and Susan Burton
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2503623
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xi, 339 pages
Isbn
9781582345208
Lccn
2005009249
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm58830515
  • (OCoLC)58830515
Label
Come back to Afghanistan : a California teenager's story, Said Hyder Akbar and Susan Burton
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2503623
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xi, 339 pages
Isbn
9781582345208
Lccn
2005009249
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm58830515
  • (OCoLC)58830515

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