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He Persimmon Tree has inclusion of minorities for a purpose One of the main characters Nusrat is a minority Nusrat s birth name is Elaine a name given by her parents who still live in Watershed New York Nusrat is Elaine s Islam name given to her by her husband from Afghanistan Faiz Nusrat translates to help in Islam Nusrat met her husband while getting her masters at Columbia and teaching in Manhattan Faiz a doctor in New York becomes distraught by the turmoil and disruption being caused by the Taliban and knows he must go home to Afghanistan to help Nusrat not wanting to stay without her husband and also desperate to help in any way possible accompanies Faiz to Peshawar Pakistan where his family is seeking refuge in the affluent University Town district Nusrat chooses to live closer to the refugee camp so that she can help even though it is dangerous than living with Faiz s family At their home in Peshawar Elaine provides schooling for children at the refugee camp in Peshawar During this time Faiz has gone across the border #all the way to North Afghanistan to run a clinic for the #the way to North Afghanistan to run a clinic for the Afghans fighting against the Taliban in Mazar i sharif It is much dangerous in Mazar i sharif and Nusrat worries somberly for her beloved husband Under the Persimmon Tree does exceptional work of sing Nude Women Photography (Sexy Photo Book) UNCENSORED uniue language Fisher Staplesses Dari in her work and often Dari is a language very similar to the Persian spoken in Iran Many languages have influenced Dari including Arabic Hindi Urdu and English Many of these words are also Solutions Manual for Introduction to Systems Biology used in India Pakistan and other countries of the Middle East The Dari flows off the page in a way that the reader can likely figure out what the word means without having to look itp However if they do there is a glossary provided in the back of the book Below is a list of some of the most commonly Happy Halloween from the Montgomerys (With Me in Seattle, used words in the book and their English translations Baba father Mullah a spiritual leader Naannleavened bread baked in a mud oven Pattu woolen shawl worn by mean and women Saheba term of respectAccording to Tunnel et al multicultural books should Present a positive and reassuring representation of a reader s own cultural group Tunnel et al 193 Under the Persimmon Tree definitely has had a profound effect on ME AS A CHRISTIAN THERE WAS A PART AT As a Christian there was a part at end of the book that was very meaningful to me One morning Nusrat and Najmah are drinking tea when Nusrat tells Najmah that God will help them find out about her father and brother At this Najmah asks her What is the difference between Allah and the God of her childhood Nusrat replies They are the same I don t believe God cares by which language we name him I thought this was profound because I have often Her tiny village kills her mother and baby brother Najmah makes a dangerous journey over the mountains Truggled with the same thought but have never been able to put it into words Tunnel et al also states that multicultural books should Foster awareness nderstanding and appreciation of people who seem At First Glance Different From first glance different from reader I have learned a lot about the Middle East and Muslims after reading Under the Persimmon Tree Due to the war in the Middle East 911 and much of the media coverage done on it there has been a great misconception created about Islam and the majority of Muslims News and media has a tendency to focus only on the very worst Media can even exaggerate news in order to suit a specific agenda Due to the fact that media only focuses on the Muslim fundamentalists or extremists much of the western world has been guilty of generalizing all Muslims in that negative light Under the Persimmon Tree has taught me so much about the Muslims who are staying to fight for their country their family and their tradition Under the Persimmon Tree is a very appealing in format It is a mostly picture less chapter book The one picture on the inside of the book is of a map of Afghanistan Pakistan and surrounding areas This map is located at the beginning of the book and I found it to be very helpful Under the Persimmon Tree talks about many different towns in Afghanistan and Pakistan especially when Najmah was traveling from her home village of Golestan in the Kunduz province The map served as a very visual representation to better nderstand how far Najmah traveled and how far away Nusrat s husband Faiz was One of my favorite things about this book is the glossary in the back This could be a great tool to se for the classroom The illustration on the cover of the book was not very meaningful to me ntil after reading it On the front there is a woman holding a persimmon gazing p at the stars The stars were very meaningful in this novel and were discussed a lot Najmah s name even means star There is also a shooting star on the back In the Middle East many people believe that to see a shooting star is a bad omen Nusrat taught Najmah that this was just a myth spread by evil people to strike fear in others in order to gain control over themAfter Nusrat discovers that her husband has died she decides that she must go back to her #family in America While this makes her sad she is able to cope #in America While this makes her sad she is able to cope telling Asma Faiz s sister that she is her family and culture of choice she says The culture in which I grew p doesn t make me so nhappy now that I know what I believe in and what I value I know who I love and why My culture will always be with me wherever I go I believe this statement here is the essence of what makes this book a Notable Book for a Global Society. 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Under the Persimmon TreeI hated this book If i could give it less than one star I wouldIt s plot line was the most confusing thing ever There were two stories happening at the same time and often switched between the two without warning I wouldn t really mind this if at least one of the stories was a good one but neither of them were There were both boring and didn t keep my attention at all If you are into confusing plot lines and boring stories then this book is for you otherwise find something else other than this waste #of paper Overall I really enjoyed the book At first I wasn t #paper Overall I really enjoyed the book At first I wasn t big of enjoyed the book At first I wasn t big of fan but then once the family problems came into play I wanted to keep reading Every chapter switched between Najmah and Nusrat and that was a little confusing at the start because I didn t know what was happening The This was an excellent book One of those books that I think everyone should read A book that should be on every school s reading list The book takes place roughly 2001 2002 in Afghanistan and Pakistan following two people one a shepherd girl from a fictional North Afghanistan village and the other the American wife of an Afghan doctor who is living near a refugee camp for Afghans in Pakistan while her husband works at a clinic in war torn Northern Afghanistan A series of probable events brings these two people togetherThe book shows Northern Afghan culture as well as a lot of the culture of Pakistan from the wealthy University professors to typical Pakistani to the poor and the refugees It also shows recent events in the part of the world in a realistic light The author was a reporter and did volunteer work in Afghanistan and Pakistan this time period Although the level and tone of the book are suitable for 4 8th graders there is plenty here for discussion and thought for older students and adults This book starts out telling two separate stories one of a woman the other of a girl both living in the Middle East during Taliban seizure Najmah is the young daughter of a shepherd family living in a Northern Afghanistan village called Golest Under the Persimmon Tree by Suzanne Fisher Staples is a significant book to read to help promote a global society Due to the war in the Middle East and much of the media coverage done on it there has been a great misconception created about Islam and the majority of Muslims News and media has a tendency to focus only on the very worst Media can even exaggerate news in order to suit a specific agenda Due to this nfortunately many Muslims and middle easterners have been misrepresented Under the Persimmon Tree breaks down many of these fa ades with which so many middle easterners and Muslims have been wrongfully disguised by Under Northern Afghanistan 2001 When the Taliban takes her brother and father to be soldiers and the bombing of. ,