Friday, July 6, 2012

Shooting Kabul by NH Senzai

Shooting Kabul by NH Senzai
Meet Fadi--a recent immigrant from Afghanistan--very conscientious and kind 11ish year old boy who is interested in photography. On the trip to the United States, in a realistically chaotic and “scary” moment, he lost his little sister’s hand and she was swallowed into the crowd and chaos. The family continues trip to the US because otherwise they would lose their visas  and Afghanistan is dangerous for the dad particularly. Fadi blames himself for his lost sister, but, as he finds out, each of his family members secretly blame themselves for their part in the tragedy. He adjusts to the US and in the end, in a fluke, he finds his sister in a photograph someone took. Again, a fantasy ending where everything happy is the end...
Grades 4-8 Caudill Nominee 2012