"Inspiring . . . A wonderful story." -- James McBride, author of The Color of Water
"Very compelling. . . . Here you have a girl, a child, who suffered her own disability, [and] the loss of her family and her homeland. She's taking care of her aging mother and adapting to this new culture, and she's a bright, shining light in the world. . . . Very moving." -- Mary Karr, New York Times
bestselling author of The Liar's Club
"[The Other Side of the Sky
] has that wonderful quality of survival and is most compelling. Seeing Afghanistan from the eyes of this girl provides a deep, rich look that we haven't seen before." -- Mary Higgins Clark, author of thirty-three worldwide bestsellers
"Farah is a tower of strength." -- Heather Mills McCartney
About the Author
is a high school student and an ambassador to the United Nations' Adopt-A-Minefield program.
For more information on Farah and her charitable foundation, Farah's Wings of Hope, visit www.farahsworld.com.
For a reading group guide to The Other Side of the Sky
suitable for classroom, library, or reading group use, visit www.SimonSaysTEACH.com.Tamim Ansary
is the author of West of Kabul, East of New York: An Afghan American Story
as well as numerous books for children. A columnist for Encarta, he lives in San Francisco with his wife and their two children.