I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced - Nujood Ali Such a brave and resilient little girl! At the age of 10, Nujood was married off to a man of thirty. He promised her father that he wouldn't consummate the marriage until she'd reached puberty, but began daily raping her starting on the wedding night. He also beat her black and blue on a regular basis. While on a visit to the city to see her family, Nujood ran away and stumbled into the courthouse asking, "Where's the judge? I want a divorce!" She had no money, no education, and no idea what she'd gotten into, but was lucky enough to find a lady lawyer and three judges who were sympathetic to her cause. She was granted the first divorce given to a child bride in Yemen, and has since served as an inspiration to other child brides who have also been able to get divorces. The story is very simply told and easily read in a day or two. It's not actually written by Nujood, but told to Delphine Minoui, who kept it in the simple form of a little girl's telling.