Book Club Kit: The Dressmaker of Khair Khana

The Dressmaker of Khair Khana: Five Sisters, One Remarkable Family, and the Woman Who Risked Everything to Keep Them Safe
by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
First Published: 2011
10 Copies & Reading Guide

The incredible true account of Kamila Sidiqi who, when her father and brother were forced to flee Kabul, became the sole breadwinner for her five siblings. Armed only with grit and determination, she picked up a needle and thread and created a thriving business of her own and held her family together.

Reading Guide:
HarperCollins – Includes an Introduction to the Book and Discussion Questions

Reviews:
The Washington Times – “Book Review” by Sandra McElwaine
The Christian Science Monitor – “Review” by Kelly Nuxoll

Around the Web:
Author’s Website – Includes Book Club Info, Videos, an Excerpt, and more!
Psychology Today – “Gayle T. Lemmon Talks About The Dressmaker of Khair Khana” with Jennifer Haupt
NPR: Morning Edition – “In Kabul, a Dressmaker Sows Entrepreneurial Seeds
Library Journal – “Video Q&A: Gayle Lemmon

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One comment on “Book Club Kit: The Dressmaker of Khair Khana

  1. Pingback: Book Club Kit: Reading Lolita in Tehran | Pinal County Reads

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