Dec 052008

Some very needy primary-school students in Afghanistan now have a brand-new school, thanks to a partnership between the Penguin Group (USA) and the United Nations’ refugee agency, UNHCR. The school, located in Arababshirali, roughly 150 miles from Kabul, in Kunduz Province, recently opened its doors to 270 children in grades one to six as a “tribute to American booksellers, librarians, and educators” who supported author Khaled Hosseini’s novels, The Kite Runner (2003) and A Thousand Splendid Suns (2007, both Riverhead), says Penguin. Riverhead is an imprint of Penguin. more » » »