The Shadows of Ghadames by Joelle Stolz

Malika is entering the world of women in the Libyan city of Ghadames. She wonders why things are done how they are done and wishes she could learn to read like her older brother. When her brother’s mother secretly takes in an injured man, her world changes, making it not quite as small as she was expecting it to be.

Malika’s story is fiction, but the culture portrayed in The Shadows of Ghadames was real. The story is very engaging and, while short, you’ll learn a lot about the city and culture. I highly recommend this book to middle grade kids (girls and boys) on up to adults.

5 (out of 5) Stars

Books Read in 2018: 56
Pages Read in 2018: 13,554
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