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Hasti is one of the most widely read books by Iranian young adults. It has been translated into Chinese and Turkish.
Hasti has been awarded:
Audience's choice of the Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults
Silver Turtle Award winner at the Bird Turtle Book Festival Selected of Children's Book Council
Winner of the White Hoopoe (a festival with a jury made up of children and teens across the country)
The best adopted screenplay International Film Festival for Children and Youth Awards
Nominee of the Iran's Book of the Year Awards
Nominee of the Book of the Year of the Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults
Nominee of the Book of the Year of the Habib Ghanipoor
Farhad Hsanzade, It's writer, has been nominated as the Iranian nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen World Prize and the Astrid Lindgren Prize
What does it have to tell?
Hasti doesn't want to do girly stuff like the other teenage girls. She behaves like a boy. Her father thinks she is· an embarrassment. Iran is attacked by Iraq and the war begins. She has a number of adventures during the war that ultimately change her relationship with her father and transform the way she sees herself.
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