unCommon Authors, an Author Video Series: DEFIANT DREAMS by Sola Mahfouz and Malaina Kapoor

By Coll Rowe | May 2 2024 | College & University ReadsAll-School ReadsCommunity Reads

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PRH Education/Common Reads presents:

unCommon Authors
unCommon Authors is a monthly video series highlighting exceptional and
unique authors talking about their books.


Defiant Dreams is a searing, deeply personal memoir of a tenacious Afghan girl who educated herself behind closed doors and fought her way to a new life.


Defiant Dreams
The Journey of an Afghan Girl Who Risked Everything for Education

An engrossing, dramatic memoir, co-written with young Indian American human rights activist Malaina Kapoor, Defiant Dreams is the story of one girl, but it’s also the untold story of a generation of women brimming with potential and longing for freedom.