Your browser is not supported. For the best experience, you should upgrade to a modern browser with improved speed and security.

A Girl Called Genghis Khan

How Maria Toorpakai Wazir Pretended to Be a Boy, Defied the Taliban, and Became a World Famous Squash Player

Amazon.com Rating:

Meet Maria Toorpakai Wazir, a Pakistani girl who loved sports and longed for the freedom that boys in her culture enjoyed. She joined a squash club to pursue her dream, and was taunted, teased, and beaten — but still continued playing. Then, when Maria received an award from the President of Pakistan for outstanding achievement, the Taliban threatened her squash club, her family, and her life.

Although forced to quit the team, she refused to give up. Maria kept practicing the game in her bedroom — every day for three years! Her hard work and perseverance in the face of overwhelming obstacles will inspire all children. This compelling, timely, and empowering picture book from the People Who Shaped Our World series introduces children to the inspiring story of a girl who refused to give up the sport she loved.

Current Price:

  • Featured
    $12.11
  • Lowest
    $8.00
Prices as of 09/14/19 23:39
Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on amightygirl.com at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

Where to Purchase:

What's this?

Support A Mighty Girl & Help Grow Mighty Girls!

It's easy to support A Mighty Girl's girl empowerment mission. Every time you purchase resources using the vendor buttons on our website, A Mighty Girl receives a small commission – all at no added cost to you. Thank you for helping us to provide these resources for everyone raising Mighty Girls!