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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.

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Young Parvana lives with her family in one room of a bombed-out apartment building in Kabul, Afghanistan. Because Parvana's father has a foreign education, he is arrested by the Taliban. The family becomes increasingly desperate until Parvana conceives a plan.

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ISBN:
9780756939175
Author:
Ellis, Deborah
Publisher:
Perfection Learning
Subject:
Sex role
Subject:
Survival
Subject:
People & Places - Asia
Subject:
Girls & Women
Subject:
Social Issues - Violence
Subject:
Children s-General
Publication Date:
20011031
Binding:
LIBRARY BOUND
Language:
English
Dimensions:
7.48x5.17x.72 in. .51 lbs.
Age Level:
10-12

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Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Violence

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"Synopsis" by , Young Parvana lives with her family in one room of a bombed-out apartment building in Kabul, Afghanistan. Because Parvana's father has a foreign education, he is arrested by the Taliban. The family becomes increasingly desperate until Parvana conceives a plan.
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