Nujood Ali and the Fight Against Child Marriage

Nujood Ali and the Fight Against Child Marriage

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Nujood Ali was a typical veiling girl growing up in Yemen, going to school and enjoying spending time with her brothers and sisters. But then, at age nine, her father forced her to marry a thirty-year-old man. Though the man promised there would be no sexual contact between them until she had physically matured, Nujood's new husband raped her almost immediately after she arrived at his home. Nujood decided she could not bear to live with this man, and set about freeing herself from him, becoming the youngest person ever to get a divorce. Nujood is just one of the millions of children throughout the world forced into marriages at a young age. These children must leave their homes and enter a life they are not ready for, where they suffer from abuse, sexual assault, and troubled pregnancies. This book tells the stories of the young girls forced to marry against their will, and the struggle to create a world where all people are free to determine their own lives. Book jacket.
Publisher: Greensboro, North Carolina : Morgan Reynolds Publishing, [2015]
ISBN: 9781599354668
1599354667
Characteristics: 64 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm

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