Shabanu by Suzanne Fisher Staples audiobook

Shabanu

By Suzanne Fisher Staples
Read by Christina Moore

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6.78 Hours 1
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Following a tradition as old as the sands of the Cholistan Desert, 13-year-old Shabanu has been promised in marriage by next year's rains. She'll be joining her beloved sister, who is soon to marry into the same family. As far as arranged marriages go, Shabanu is happy with her father's choice. When violence breaks out, the wedding plans are quickly changed. To uphold family honor Shabanu's father promises her to a much older man-to join a covey of three other wives. Upholding her father's oath will sentence Shabanu to a life of servitude-but if she refuses she betrays not only her family, but also the traditions of her people. Suzanne Fisher Staples worked for many years as a UPI correspondent in Pakistan where she became involved with the nomads of the Cholistan Desert. An ALA Notable Children's Book, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and a 1990 Newbery Honor Book, Shabanu sheds a gentle light on a complex and misunderstood culture-one which forces a spirited young girl to weigh her own desires against the shameful consequences.

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Following a tradition as old as the sands of the Cholistan Desert, 13-year-old Shabanu has been promised in marriage by next year's rains. She'll be joining her beloved sister, who is soon to marry into the same family. As far as arranged marriages go, Shabanu is happy with her father's choice. When violence breaks out, the wedding plans are quickly changed. To uphold family honor Shabanu's father promises her to a much older man-to join a covey of three other wives. Upholding her father's oath will sentence Shabanu to a life of servitude-but if she refuses she betrays not only her family, but also the traditions of her people. Suzanne Fisher Staples worked for many years as a UPI correspondent in Pakistan where she became involved with the nomads of the Cholistan Desert. An ALA Notable Children's Book, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and a 1990 Newbery Honor Book, Shabanu sheds a gentle light on a complex and misunderstood culture-one which forces a spirited young girl to weigh her own desires against the shameful consequences.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 6.78
Audience: Adult
Language: English