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Deborah Ellis is the award-winning author of the international bestseller, theBreadwinner series. She lives in Simcoe, Ontario.
"All girls [should read] The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis." Malala Yousafzai,New York Times

Eleven-year-old Parvana lives with her family in one room of a bombed-out apartment building in Kabul, Afghanistan's capital city. Parvana's father a history teacher until his school was bombed and his health destroyed works from a blanket on the ground in the marketplace, reading letters for people who cannot read or write. One day, he is arrested for the crime of having a foreign education, and the family is left without someone who can earn money or even shop for food.

As conditions for the family grow desperate, only one solution emerges. Forbidden to earn money as a girl, Parvana must transform herself into a boy, and become the breadwinner.

The Breadwinner is a novel about loyalty, survival, families and friendship under extraordinary circumstances. A map, glossary and author's note provide young readers with background and context. All royalties from the sale of this book will go to Women for Women, an organization that supports health and education projects in Afghanistan.

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ISBN 9780888994165
Genre JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / Asia
Genre Detail Juvenile Grades 4-6 Ages 9-11
Format Paperback
Publisher Date 2001-11-01 00:00:00.0
Publisher Groundwood Books
Height 7.75 in
Wdth 5.0 in
Thickness 0.5 in
Unit weight 0.3 lb
Language English
Edition Detail Reprint
Audience Children/juvenile
Authors Ellis, Deborah
Dimensions 8.0x6.0x1.0

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