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“I’m a simple village girl who has always obeyed the orders of my father and brothers. Since forever, I have learned to say yes to everything. Today I have decided to say no.”
 
Nujood Ali's childhood came to an abrupt end in 2008 when her father arranged for her to be married to a man three times her age. With harrowing directness, Nujood tells of abuse at her husband's hands and of her daring escape. With the help of local advocates and the press, Nujood obtained her freedom—an extraordinary achievement in Yemen, where almost half of all girls are married under the legal age. Nujood's courageous defiance of both Yemeni customs and her own family has inspired other young girls in the Middle East to challenge their marriages. Hers is an unforgettable story of tragedy, triumph, and courage.


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I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced
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Amazing
November 19th, 2015
A very well written account of that young girl's life. It helped open my eyes to the life that many women and children have. How courageous that young girl had to be to conquer her fears and the justice system in a country where women are traditionally powerless.
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Surprising story for North Americans
October 9th, 2015
Nujood Ali was about 10 years old when her father decided to marry her off so he could have one less mouth to feed. In this well-written true story we get a view into the teribly difficult life of women in modern day Yemen.
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I Am Nujood
October 4th, 2015
Nujood, a 10 year old girl is given in marriage to an abusive man many years her senior who takes her far away from her family. She somehow finds the courage, on the advice of her father's second wife goes to the courthouse to ask for a divorce. Her success becomes a catalyst for some limited but significant changes to the country of Yemen's laws.
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My name is Nojood
October 3rd, 2015
A story told honestly by herself. The cruelty and power struggle performed by men over women. The loss of innocence and beauty. Nojood tells an incredible storry that is happening every day in our world.
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Well told
September 29th, 2015
An inspirational and informative read. It's not long. Take the time to read it. You will not be disappointed.
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I am nujood age 10 and divorced
August 19th, 2014
Great book, really an eye opener.
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I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced
March 4th, 2014
Loved this book. Nujood gives very vivid recount of everything that happened to her. From early on the sexual abuse by her new husband and then later going to find a laywer to represent her case as she already knew at age 10 that these things that had happened to her were not right. A very meaninful and powerful book. A must read!✳
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1 person found this helpful
November 9th, 2013
In this day and age people should not be forced to live this way. The only way things can change is though education . These books are hard to read but Their stories must be told
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I am Nujood
October 24th, 2013
This shows us the revolting truth behind arranged marriages. This should be outlawed. Also this girl's courage to fight for her rights and her freedom goes straight to your heart.
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Sad reality
September 30th, 2013
It's sad to know that its difficult to escape the reality. every night those girls suffers and cant afford to have a wonderful dream that thay should have. And ouch, at a very young age they have to matured early, forget about school, do the chores instead of playing and do what a wife should do at night.
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Inspiring story
September 26th, 2013
And it gives really sufficient explanation on the Muslim culture
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I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced
June 28th, 2013
This book sure opened my eyes to the injustice that was done to this poor innocent Yemen girl. I still cannot understand how parents can have such disregard for their own flesh and blood. I am sure the Karan does not support this disgusting, primitive and barbaric treatment of children.
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RN
June 13th, 2013
I am horrified that this pedophilia exists in todays times. I am shocked and disgusted that dirty old men marry children and think this is a proper marriage.
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Help free little girls.....
April 12th, 2013
This nook has truly opened my eyes to the many injustices in this world. Child marriage is a serious issue in countriesvlike Yemen and India. Together we can make a difference; by purchasing one of these nooks you will gain an understanding of the issue and at the sametime donating to the cause of freeing theses children.
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