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A Girl Named Disaster

Author: Farmer, Nancy Set In . . .
 Africa, Mozambique, Zimbabwe
Genre: Young Adult
Time Frame: 1990s
Published: 1996
This Newbery Honor book by award-winning, bestselling author Nancy Farmer is being reissued in paperback!

Eleven-year-old Nhamo lives in a traditional village in Mozambique, where she doesn't quite fit in. When her family tries to force her into marrying a cruel man, she runs away to Zimbabwe, hoping to find the father she's never met. But what should have been a short boat trip across the border turns into a dangerous year-long adventure, and Nhamo must summon her innermost courage to ensure her survival.
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