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Najmah a young Afghan girl whose name means star suddenly finds herself alone when her father and older brother are conscripted by the Taliban and her mother and newborn brother are killed in an air raid An American woman Elaine whose Islamic name is Nusrat is also on her own She waits out the war in Peshawar Pakistan teaching refugee children under the persimmon tree in her garden while he. 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 unfortunately 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 the 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 mujahedeen 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 using uniue language Fisher Staples uses 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 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 it up 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 used words in the book and their English translations Baba father Mullah a spiritual leader Naan unleavened 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 the 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 struggled 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 understanding and appreciation of people who seem at first glance different from the 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 understand 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 use for the classroom The illustration on the cover of the book was not very meaningful to me until after reading it On the front there is a woman holding a persimmon gazing up 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 While telling Asma Faiz s sister that she is her family and culture of choice she says The culture in which I grew up doesn t make me so unhappy 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 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Under the Persimmon Tree

R Afghan doctor husband runs a clinic in Mazar i Sharif Afghanistan Najmah's father had always assured her that the stars would take care of her just as Nusrat's husband had promised that they would tell Nusrat where he was and that he was safe As the two look to the skies for answers their fates entwine Najmah seeking refuge and hoping to find her father and brother begins the perilous jou. 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 Golestan Soldiers take Najmah s father and brother leaving her her mother and baby brother Later bombs take the lives of Najmah s mother and baby brother and destroy their family home Najmah heads to Pakistan in search for her father and brother Nusrat is an American Muslim who now lives in Pakistan with her husband who returned to his homeland to run a medical clinic and help his people in their time of need As Nusrat awaits his return in Peshawar she hosts the Persimmon Tree School to educate refugee children Their two stories merge as Najmah makes her way to Nusrat Both desperate to find lost family members seek answers in the stars While in Nusrat s care Najmah reunites with her brother Together they vow to honor their father by making their way back home to reclaim their land in Golestan Nusrat endures the loss of her beloved husband and chooses to make peace with her family in AmericaThis is truly a heartrending tale of the struggles that take place in the world which children should not have to endure The author does an excellent job of immersing the reader into the characters lives and culture Dari vocabulary is used throughout the text which at first slowed me down However a glossary is included in the back of the book This book is appropriate for grades 6 through 9 and includes themes of the reign of the Taliban over Afghanistan the devastation created by war the power of education the loss and search for family and trusting in others Because both protagonists are female this book would primarily appeal to female readers

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Rney through the mountains to cross the border into Pakistan And Nusrat's persimmon tree school awaits Najmah's arrival Together they both seek their way homeKnown for her award winning fiction set in South Asia Suzanne Fisher Staples revisits that part of the world in this beautifully written heartrending novel Under the Persimmon Tree is a 2006 Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year. When I was reading this book A long walk to Water popped up in my mind Their both so alike in so many ways two points of views and they both intercept child soldiers losing your family but finding them in the end and etc Under the Persimmon Tree really makes you look at things differently just like A Long Walk To Water Also I like how this book some insight on how people lives are in India or Pakistan This book didn t disappoint me whatsoever and I hope that you get a chance to read this amazing book


10 thoughts on “Under the Persimmon Tree

  1. says:

    Draining The first person present tense was unbearable It was whiny and unamusing I did not connect with a character who tells me everything

  2. says:

    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 t

  3. says:

    I got to page 100 and stopped I just can't do it This godawful piece of garbage beat me I'm actually wondering how I got this far There are so many things wrong with this book that I'm not even sure I can list them allA large amount of the sentences have an absence of commas making them either extremly choppy and short o

  4. says:

    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 Golestan Soldiers take Najmah’s father and brother leaving her her mothe

  5. says:

    I loved Staples book Shabanu but was disappointed in this one It is set in Afghanistan and Pakistan during 2001 2002 ? and is the story of a a

  6. says:

    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 on

  7. says:

    Under the Persimmon Tree is about Najmah a girl of about eleven who watches the Talaban kidnap her father and brother and later her mother and baby brother are killed in an air raid At the same time the story of Nusrat originally named Elaine who is a blonde white girl from New York who met and married Faiz a doctor fro

  8. says:

    Overall I really enjoyed the book At first I wasn’t too big of a fan but then once the family problems came into play I wanted to keep read

  9. says:

    When I was reading this book A long walk to Water popped up in my mind Their both so alike in so many ways two points of views and they both intercept child soldiers losing your family but finding them in the end and etc Under the Persimmon Tree really makes you look at things differently just like A Long Walk To Water Als

  10. says:

    I 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 di

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