Shabanu, Daughter Of The Wind by Suzanne Fisher Staple
Rating: Excellent! (5)
Shabanu, a clever and brave desert girl, knows how life is supposed to be, but it doesn't keep her from trying to change what she doesn't like. Pledged to married to a man she knows only faintly, Shabanu tries to ignor her engagement and focus on what she loves: herding camels in the desert. The author spins a fantastic tale of inner strength and family loyalties. Shabanu, daughter of the wind, is a wonderful character that you will love from the beginning.