Friday Feature: Under the Persimmon Tree by Suzanne Fisher-Staples

persimmonThis young adult fiction, Under the Persimmon Tree, tells the story of Najma, a young Afghan girl’s dangerous journey toward safety in Pakistan. The author, Suzanne Fisher-Staples, is known for authentic portrayals of Asian cultures.

You’ll recognize some of the experiences your Afghan clients survived.  Many refugees from all over the world find hope in the chance to achieve an education, which is also captured well in this story.

(On occasional Fridays, we highlight one entertainment option related to our clients or some aspect of our work to help you celebrate the weekend and possibly recommend to employers and other community supporters in the following week.)

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