Daring to drive : a Saudi woman's awakening
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Published
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2017.
ISBN
9781476793023 (hardcover)
Physical Desc
289 pages ; 24 cm
Lexile measure
990L
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Beachwood Branch - Adult Collection - General320.08209538 Sh23d 2017 Available
Fairview Park Branch - Adult Collection - General320.08209538 Sh23d 2017 Available
North Royalton Branch - Adult Collection - General320.08209538 Sh23d 2017 Available

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Published
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2017.
Format
Book
Street Date
1706
Language
English
ISBN
9781476793023 (hardcover)
Lexile measure
990

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Description
"A ferociously intimate memoir by a devout woman from a modest family in Saudi Arabia who became the unexpected leader of a courageous movement to support women's right to drive. Manal al-Sharif grew up in Mecca the second daughter of a taxi driver, born the year fundamentalism took hold. In her adolescence, she was a religious radical, melting her brother's boy band cassettes in the oven because music was haram: forbidden by Islamic law. But what a difference an education can make. By her twenties she was a computer security engineer, one of few women working in a desert compound that resembled suburban America. That's when the Saudi kingdom's contradictions became too much to bear: she was labeled a slut for chatting with male colleagues, her teenage brother chaperoned her on a business trip, and while she kept a car in her garage, she was forbidden from driving down city streets behind the wheel. Daring to Drive is the fiercely intimate memoir of an accidental activist, a powerfully vivid story of a young Muslim woman who stood up to a kingdom of men-and won. Writing on the cusp of history, Manal offers a rare glimpse into the lives of women in Saudi Arabia today. Her memoir is a remarkable celebration of resilience in the face of tyranny, the extraordinary power of education and female solidarity, and the difficulties, absurdities, and joys of making your voice heard." --,from Amazon.
Target Audience
990L,Lexile

Citations

APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Sharif, M. (2017). Daring to drive: a Saudi woman's awakening . Simon & Schuster.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Sharif, Manal, 1979-. 2017. Daring to Drive: A Saudi Woman's Awakening. Simon & Schuster.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Sharif, Manal, 1979-. Daring to Drive: A Saudi Woman's Awakening Simon & Schuster, 2017.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Sharif, Manal. Daring to Drive: A Saudi Woman's Awakening Simon & Schuster, 2017.

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