Sasha (Orlando) Sasha is an important character in Virginia Woolf’s 1928 fantasy-historical novel, Orlando: A Biography. The title character, Orlando, lives over a period of 400 years, never aging beyond thirty-six years and changes from male to female halfway through, switching genders at will. Princess Sasha is the Russian noblewoman with whom the young (male) Orlando has a passionate affair; it is she who awakens in him a deep sexuality and a true appreciation of the nature of the female. Dressing as she does in an Elizabethan version of “unisex” clothing, Sasha’s own gender is unclear at first to Orlando, and hence does not play a conventionally traditional role in her initial attraction for him. Sasha also is his introduction to the concept of despair in his formerly ordered life, when she abruptly leaves him and returns to Russia. It is this that prompts him to begin his search for immortality (which turns out to be love), and it is Sasha who is responsible for his/her growing ability to see beyond the constraints of socially influenced sexual identity.
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Malia and Sasha Obama (Jennifer M. Besel) - Malia and Sasha Obama used to be normal girls who traveled to school on a bus. Today they ride in a motorcade, surrounded by Secret Service agents. Papparazzi snap their pictures wherever they go. There were even dolls created to resemble them. Learn how the Obama girls are handling their newfound fame. Recommended for ages 8-12.
Sasha & Olly Out and About (Katherine Lodge) - This book is part of a series. Sasha and Olly are playing in the garden. From splashing in the pool to having a picnic, they have a delightfully sparkly day spotting rainbows and then snuggling up together for a nap. The perfect stories for toddlers who love to be out and about! Recommended for ages 3-7.
Sasha And Babushka: A Story Of Russia (Vladimir Shpitalnik & Cornelia Evans) - Today is Sasha's birthday. Her grandmother has a wonderful surprise planned. Together, Sasha and Babushka ride the train to Moscow and go to a famous puppet theater. Join Sasha and Babushka for their special day! Recommended for ages 4-8.
Sasha and the Magic Pen (Saragine Francois) - Have you ever wished you could trace a friend from your favorite story and they would magically appear? "Sasha and the Magic Pen" is a short story about a ten year old girl named Sasha who accidently discovers the true magic of a pen she found buried in the school playground. After Sasha realizes that Ursa, the friend she drew from the story will not only vanish from every book, but the story will become a reality if she does not get her friend back into the story. Young readers will be entertained and surprised as the story unfolds in a way that no one could have imagined. Recommended for ages 7-10.
Sasha and the Wiggly Tooth (Rhea Tregebov) - Sasha is the last of all of his friends to still have his baby teeth. So when one tooth becomes wiggly, he is excited, curious and also a little bit worried. After politely dismissing all efforts to help the tooth fall out, Sasha is astounded when he swallows the tooth accidentally. With humor and sensitivity, this beautifully illustrated picture book deals with a universal rite of passage experienced by all children. Recommended for ages 3-7.
Sasha Cohen: Fire on Ice (Sasha Cohen) - Olympic silver medalist Sasha Cohen tells her story -- on and off the ice. Champion figure skater Sasha Cohen captured the world's attention with her exquisite spiral and outstanding layback spin at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City. In Torino, she reigned as the most intriguing contender in figure skating at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games and triumphed with the silver medal. For the first time, Sasha tells her amazing story, in her own words, including: Her discovery of ice skating at age 7 and the coaches who trained her; Her comeback from the injury that almost ended her career; The crushing lows and miracle wins. This is the official autobiography of the world's most captivating skater, on and off the ice. Recommended for ages 8-12.
Sasha's Matrioshka Dolls (Jana Dillon) - A sweet confection about the first nesting dolls. In old Moscow live a girl named Sasha and her grandfather, a box maker. One day Sasha’s rag doll is eaten by mice. Her loving grandfather sets out to make her a doll that is impervious to mice, rats, cats, and even the Tsar’s cavalry. What can it be but seven carved wooden dolls nestled together to form one thumbling doll – the first matrioshka, or “little mother.” How Sasha’s grandfather comes to make the doll is at the heart of this warm intergenerational story, lavishly illustrated in brilliant watercolors and colored pencils. Recommended for ages 5-8.
Susie & Sasha's Tea Party (Allison Ames) - Based on the author's experiences encountering different wildlife that she lived with at her farm in the Okanogan Highland Mountains, and she wanted children to hear about them. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Warriors: Tigerstar and Sasha - Into the Woods (Erin Hunter) - First book of the series. Sasha has everything she wants: kind housefolk who take care of her during the day and the freedom to explore the woods beyond Twolegplace at night. But when Sasha is forced to leave her home, she must forge a solitary new life in the forest. Life on her own is exciting at first but quickly gets lonely. When Sasha meets Tigerstar, leader of ShadowClan, she wonders whether she would be better off joining the ranks of his forest Clan. But Tigerstar has many secrets, and Sasha must decide whether she can trust him. Recommended for ages 8-12.
Famous People Named Sasha - Sasha Cohen (figure skater); Sasha Obama (First Daughter); Sasha Alexander (actress); Sasha Argov (Israeli composer); Sacha Baron Cohen (actor and comic); Sasha Artemev (gymnast); Sasha Mitchell (actor); Sasha Pivovarova (model)
Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Sasha - Barack Obama (U.S. President); Michelle Obama (First Lady); Kate Capshaw (actress); Steven Spielberg (director); Vanessa Williams (actress/singer)
Sasha - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Sasha.