In RE today, we watched the documentary of this book, and actually seeing where the characters lived, and hearing their voices makes the book more real and. Patricia McCormick (born May 23, ) is an American journalist and writer of realistic fiction for young adults. She has twice been a finalist for the National. Prospecto de un nuevo periodico intitulado La Guardia vendida por el Centinela y la traicion descubierta por el oficial de dia Vendida: McCormick, Patricia.

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This happened I usually find autobiographies or books that are telling a real life event kind of boring, and I normally find myself skipping some pages. I don’t know what became of their father, the man responsible for selling them to two Yemeni families for pounds each.

Apr 27, Elisabeth rated it liked it Shelves: They also have no electricity or running water. Zana and Nadia born and raised in Birmingham. When her father told her she was to spend a holiday with relatives in North Yemen, she jumped at the chance. It took me a long of time to read the book and the edition I read didn’t help. You will feel angry at Zana’s father and the men that brought her, sad for the girls who had lost their family and friends, frustration as their Mum battled to get them back and outrage that w I brought this along with the follow up ‘A promise to Nadia’ I can’t recall the press coverage in the 80’s but this is still going on.

I could validate that choice, and the opposite choice made by her sister. Retrieved from ” https: To ask other readers questions about Soldplease sign up. This autobiography told by Zana, one of two young teenage sisters from Birmingham, whose father told them he was taking them abroad for a holiday, but instead sold them into marriage and slavery to boys they oatricia never met and who lived in the Yemeni mountains.


Apr 01, Felicia A added it. There is absolutely nothing nice to be said about such a man!

Sold by Zana Muhsen

Evndida can’t all write beautifully when we’re Holy shit. Although it is grim at times, reading about Zana’s story and her courageous fight gives you perspective of what life for other women who have no power over their lives, and where they lead. Jan 20, Lucy Sands rated it it was amazing Shelves: Zana Muhsen, born and bred in Birmingham, is of Yemeni origin. Dad, Dear Dad, convinces the girls to ‘go on vacation to visit family in Yemen’, where, upon their arrival at the relatives village, he sells them outright and returns to the UK or wherever.

Books by Zana Muhsen. Feb 14, Stephanie rated it really liked it. Zana managed to patrica with the help of the UK press, but had to leave her son behind. Admitedly this ve back in the 70’s and 80’s, but still very disappointing to hear of governments behaving as Zana describes. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Vendida de Patricia McCormick – Libro, ReseƱas y Resumen |

Quindi, per tutti questi motivi, il libro non riesce a raggiungere la sufficienza. Please read the sequel to this book “Promise to Nadia”.

Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediatelyespecially if potentially libelous or harmful. On a personal note, I read this a few months after a rather disconcerting conversation with my own father in which he repeatedly suggested that I require a husband and children to be happy. Part of Zana’s motivation for writing the book was to let people know what had happened to her and to raise enough awareness to get her sister out of there.


They can go nowhere, have no rights, are barely recognized as human beings and are indeed merely chattel. Seriously, I have little to no words to describe this book.

Mar 24, Rana Abid rated it it was amazing.

She has worked with Malala Yousafzaithe Pakistani girl who was shot by the Taliban for standing up for her right to an education. Paperbackpages.

Patricia McCormick (author)

This biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification. Raised in England, they have reached teenage-hood with all its challenges and rebellious behaviors. The pattricia was very touching but overall it was latricia 2. Another book, though, that I cannot rate with a number of stars because it’s somebody’s LIFE we’re talking about.

Mas Nadia, a sua filha e um sobrinho continuam ainda prisioneiros. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. What isn’t described is the journey of emotion the author takes you on. One of the girls manages to escape, leaving behind her young child and her sister who could not bear to abandon her own child.

Sep 01, L. She had lost two other children in a mcdormick manner previous to these two girls, yet she goes on to have FIVE more children with him.