These are just some statistics that I think are very interesting about Afghanistan. It says that the literary rate is 28%. This determines that women still to this day and children are not educated and are forced to work. This relates to Tambu and how she is so old and still does not have a full education.
Google Lit Trips allows students to tour the places where the characters they read about are living. This website has over 35 pre-created trips that teachers and students can download and run through Google Earth. The lit trips are easy to navigate and organized by grade level. The website also gives step by step instructions on how teachers can create their own lit trips, tips for using Google Earth and ideas for integrating Google Lit trips into your current curriculum.
Host Liane Hansen speaks with Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner (Riverhead Books, 2003), a new novel about a young boy who flees Afghanistan for America, but cannot forget the friend he left behind to suffer under the Taliban.
Inspiring story about an acid attack survivor in Afghanistan. Acid attacks are frequently used to intimidate or take revenge on women in Central Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Indian subcontinent for "crimes" such as attending school or refusing a marriage proposal.