NUJOOD ALI was the first child bride in Yemen to win a divorce. Named a Glamour Woman of the Year in 2008, she has been profiled in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and Time magazine. She lives in Yemen. DELPHINE MINOUI, a recipient of the Albert Loudres Prize, has been covering Iran and the Middle East since 1997. She lives in Beirut.
"A powerful new autobiography...It's hard to imagine that there
have been many younger divorc es--or braver ones--than a pint-size
third grader named Nujood Ali."
--Nicholas Kristof, New York Times "Shocking...captures the social challenges facing Yemen better than any scholarly work could hope to do."
--Washington Post "Her case has brought international exposure to the archaic practice of robbing girls of their youth."
--People (Four Stars)
"An international icon of tenacity and courage."
"One of the greatest women I have ever seen . . . She set an example with her courage."
"This book took my breath away. It broke my heart but put it back together again with a renewed hope in the staggering power of the human spirit. What Nujood did to save her life was a miracle; that she did it as a ten-year-old child is, quite simply, astounding."
--Carolyn Jessop, author of Escape and Triumph
"Nujood and all other girls like her who are traded like objects deserve to be heard. This important book gives them a voice and sheds light on an ugly secret that has destroyed the lives of children for centuries."
--Marina Nemat, author of Prisoner of Tehran
"Simple and straightforward in its telling, this is an informative and thoroughly engaging narrative."