This book called The Story of MY Life An Afghan Girl On the Other Side of the SKY by Farah Ahmedi is one of the best I've ever read. She is 17 now in America but I can't believe all she went through and she never quits or feels sorry for herself. It is so inspiring and lets you see what its like to come to America. She lost her leg when she is 12 and that isn't even a big deal to her. She goes through so much more. I can't even explain it! Anyway she only had a 2nd grade education and went to America speaking no English entering in the 9th grade and now Harvard and Yale want her. Its a kinda small book and I couldn't put it down till 4am!