I am Nujood, Aged 10 and Divorced by Nujood Ali: A SV Moms Group Book Club
Married as a child into an abusive relationship in Yemen, this little girl had the strength to escape and demand a divorce. Interviewed by the New York Times over Skype, Nujood Ali, who does not speak English and worked with a French co-author to write her memoir, I am Nujood, Aged 10 and Divorced, tells her powerful story of becoming a child bride. It is a story that is, unfortunately, not just hers. Join us today as we discuss the book I am Nujood, Aged 10 and Divorced by Nujood Ali, with Delphine Minoui.
- Tiffany from Lattes and Life wishes we all had a little of Nujood in us
- Grace from Tale of the Multi-Tasking, Craft-and-Design-Loving, Mother-of-Two, Singaporean-Living-in-US, Corporate-Working Mom Named Grace Hester was motivated to look up more into the practice of child brides in Yemen
- Lisa H. from Hannemaniacs hopes other women can pull together the strength to reclaim their life and happiness
- Kara-Noel from Eli's Lids: The Blog points out that Yemen is not the only place where 9-year-olds are on display
- Sarah from The Travel Mommy considers when honor is at stake
- Heidi from Coast to Coast Mom says that getting married at nine is like getting married at four
- Garima from Mommy In Making determines that something can be done about it...it starts with education
- Sharon from Channeling Ricky examines everyday bravery
- Jen from Anybody Want A Peanut? asks what is hope?
- Bay from Queen Mother Blog thinks this book should be fast-tracked to high school reading lists
- Cheryl from SpecialSauce in the House views home as a springboard
- Jennifer Z. from Dirty Little Secret says that many divorced people deserve a party grander than their weddings
- Kristine from Mommy Needs therapy or a Bottle of Wine is given a book, a co-worker and some perspective
- Melissa from Peanut Butter in my Hair shares lessons from Nujood
- Helen P from I Want a Book Deal hopes it’s not for nought
- Melanie from tales from the crib talk to her kids about "when I grow up..."
- Michelle from Honest & Truly! examines childhood scars
- Julie from Just Precious thinks about honor and family
- Jill from Musings from Me on Kids, Preteens, and Teens reads the line "one less mouth to feed"
- Lisa from blog on the wall is in awe of this little girl
- Torie from Manhattan: For Better or Worse is thinking independently
- Michelle from Wife and Mommy asks how old were you?
- Nicole from Not Just a Working Mom "confesses" that she was married and divorced
- Janelle from Mama Daisy is looking through a mommy lens
- Zoeyjane from Raising Zoeyjane has a disclosure: how much is too much?
- Linsey from Me Too You examines her other mother fantasies
DC Metro Moms Blog is hosting the book club discussion this month. Please leave a comment below to join in the discussion.
Past SV Moms Group Book Clubs have included:
- The Body Scoop for Girls by Dr. Jennifer Ashton
- Just Let Me Lie Down by Kristin van Ogtrop, Editor of REAL SIMPLE magazine
- National Geographic's Green Guide Families by Catherine Zandonella
- Top 100 Finger Foods and Top 100 Baby Purees by Annabel Karmel
- The Possibility of Everything by Hope Edelman
- The Mominatrix's Guide to Sex by Kristen Chase
- Coco Chanel & Igr Stravinsky by Chris Greenhalgh
- See Mom Run by Beth Feldman
- Close Encounters of the Third-Grade Kind by Phillip Done
- This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Topper
- Do One Nice Thing by Debbie Tenzer
- Birth Day by Mark Sloan, M.D.
- What Happened to the Girl I Married? by Michael Miller
by Anita Shreve
Food by Kate Jacobs
to Your Chagrin by Suzanne Guilette
Started with Pop-Tarts by Lori Hanson
- Who By Fire by Diana Spechler
- The White Trash Moms Handbook by Michelle Lamar
- Writing Motherhood by Lisa Garrigues
- The Vaccine Book by Dr. Robert W. Sears
- The Other Mother by Gwendolen Gross