Saving Kabul Corner

Saving Kabul Corner Book Cover12 year old Ariana Shinwali eagerly counts down the days until she will have her own room in a beautiful new house. Laila, Ariana’s perfect, well-mannered cousin,arrives from Afghanistan and seemingly intrudes on Ariana’s life: stealing her best friend, Mariam, and her personal space. Kabul Corner, the Shinwali family’s store, faces hardship when another Afghan grocery store competitor arises in Wong Plaza. An old family feud that supposedly was left in Afghanistan is reignited and the rival families blame each other for the vandalism and issues that take place at the two stores. Ariana, Laila, Mariam, and Wali (son of the rival store’s owner) set aside differences and meet to discuss suspicions about a third party being involved in the mishaps at each store. The mystery unfolds as the foursome uncover clues that point to the truth. A glossary of terms follows the compelling read which portrays the multicultural main characters in a manner that is not stereotypical.
Title: Saving Kabul Corner
Author: N. H. Senzai
: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division
: 2014
Original language
: English
: 978-1-4424-8494-8
Hardcover pages
: 288
Age range
: 8-12
: Fiction
Book setting
: California
Author’s residence
: United States
: Afghan Americans, California, Family life, Grocery trade, Immigrants, Mystery and detective stories, San Francisco Bay area, Vendetta

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