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Arthur A. Levine Books
IL: MG - BL: 4.6 - AR Pts: 10
Zulaikha, a thirteen-year-old girl in Afghanistan, faces a series of frightening but exhilirating changes in her life as she defies her father and secretly meets with an old woman who teaches her to read, her older sister gets married, and American troops offer her surgery to fix her disfiguring cleft lip.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
IL: MG - BL: 4 - AR Pts: 9
"Moving to the Philippines with his zoologist mother, twelve-year-old Pablo struggles with anxiety while his mother fosters an orphaned child with a facial anomaly." --
"This miracle was brought to you by... 2,238 selfless doctors and nurses. 1,037 participating hospitals. 43 employees. 1,345,567 generous donors, ages 4 to 98. A lot of people deserve a lot of credit for all the miracles Smile Train has delivered over the last 10 years. Pinki is just one of hundreds of thousands of children who have received free cleft surgery thanks to Smile Train. This simple 45-minute surgery is a modern-day medical miracle....