A Different Kind of Daughter: The Girl Who Hid from the Taliban in Plain Sight (Paperback)
It's hard enough to become the best in the world at anything. It's even harder when people want to kill you just for trying. Mary Carillo - NBC Sports.
Maria Toorpakai Wazir has lived her life disguised as a boy, defying the Taliban, in order to pursue her love of sport. Coming second in a national junior weightlifting event for boys, Maria decided to put her future in her own hands by going in disguise. When she discovered squash and was easily beating all the boys, life became more dangerous.
Heart-stopping and profoundly moving, Maria shares the story of her long road and eventual triumph, pursuing the sport she loved, defying death threats and following her dream.