Suneby, Elizabeth. Razia’s Ray of Hope: One Girl’s Dream of an Education. Illustrated by Suana Verelst. Kids Can Press, 2013.
Subject/Theme: Access to education, Ages 6 to 8, Ages 9 to 12, Approaching life with self-confidence and strength, Award Year 2014, Breaking cycles of fear, Broadening outlook to appreciate a variety of cultures, Child labor, Era 21st Century, Identity Afghani, Overcoming prejudice, People peacably settling disputes (with a special emphasis on diverse makeup and outlook), Promoting an understanding of the role of women in society gender roles the need to overcome gender stereotypes what are healthy courageous role models of both males and females, Solving problems courageously and non-violently, Thinking creatively and humanely about injustice and conflict past or present real or fictionalized, Understanding human needs with compassion, Women’s rights-Overcoming sexism-Women’s roles, Young people as activists, Young people’s participation in creative solutions to the problems of war social injustice racism sexism homophobia ageism and/or concerns of the physically challengedIllustrated by Suana Verelst