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The Breadwinner (Paperback)

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    The Breadwinner brings to life an issue that has recently exploded in the international media ? the reality of life under the Taliban. Young Parvana lives with her family in one room of a bombed-out apartment building in Kabul, Afghanistan. Becaus......more

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The Breadwinner brings to life an issue that has recently exploded in the international media ? the reality of life under the Taliban. Young Parvana lives with her family in one room of a bombed-out apartment building in Kabul, Afghanistan. Because he has a foreign education, her father is arrested by the Taliban, the religious group that controls the country. Since women cannot appear in public unless covered head to toe, or go to school, or work outside the home, the family becomes increasingly desperate until Parvana conceives a plan. She cuts her hair and disguises herself as a boy to earn money for her family. Parvana’s determination to survive is the force that drives this novel set against the backdrop of an intolerable situation brought about by war and religious fanaticism. Deborah Ellis spent several months talking with women and girls in Afghan refugee camps in Pakistan and Russia. This suspenseful, timely novel is the result of those encounters. Royalties from the sale of The Breadwinner will go toward educating Afghan girls in Pakistani refugee camps. ?...a potent portrait of life in contemporary Afghanistan, showing that powerful heroines can survive even in the most oppressive ... conditions.” ? Booklist

Author:
Ellis, Deborah
Genre:
JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / Asia
Genre Detail:
Juvenile Grades 4-6 Ages 9-11
Audience:
Children/juvenile
Edition Detail:
Reprint
Format:
Paperback
Language:
English
Publisher:
Groundwood Books
Publish Date:
11/01/2001
ISBN:
9780888994165
Height:
7.75 in
Wdth:
5.0 in
Thickness:
0.5 in
Unit weight:
0.3 lb
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