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Wellesley High students raise money for Afghan girl to go to school

Wellesley High English teacher Ms. Shima Khan with local author Elizabeth Suneby and one of Khan's students
Wellesley High English teacher Ms. Shima Khan with local author Elizabeth Suneby and one of Khan's students
Wellesley High School English teacher Shima Khan with a student from her class wearing a burqa flank local author Elizabeth Suneby after Ms. Khan's students participated in a workshop Suneby led exploring the themes of education for all, gender equity, and determination.  
Ms. Khan's 9th grade students had read the Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini and the teacher invited Suneby to speak to her class about life for girls in Afghanistan. Suneby is the author of Razia's Ray of Hope: One Girl's Dream of an Education, a true story of a girl outside of Kabul, which was selected for the 2014 USBBY Outstanding International Book honor list and the Cooperative Children's Book Center's CHOICES award.    
Khan's students raised money to help send a girl to the Zabuli Education Center featured in Suneby's book. The author leads workshops for elementary, middle, and high school students.  You can reach her at www.elizabethsuneby.com 

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