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The Breadwinner

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Publisher Comments:

"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.

Synopsis:

Pravana, whose father was arrested by the Taliban--the radical religious faction controlling Afghanistan--and whose family lives in one room of a bombed-out apartment building, must disguise herself as a boy to work and support her family. Reprint.

Synopsis:

One day, Parvana's father is arrested by the Taliban — the extreme religious faction that controls Afghanistan — and the family is left without anyone to earn money and shop for food. Forbidden to work as a girl, Parvana must transform herself into a boy to save her family.

The Breadwinner is the award-winning first book in The Breadwinner Trilogy. It 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.

About the Author

Deborah Ellis is the award-winning author of the international bestseller, the Breadwinner series. She lives in Simcoe, Ontario.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781554980079
Publisher:
Groundwood Books
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Girls & Women
Author:
Ellis, Deborah
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : People & Places - Other
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
Girls & Women
Edition Description:
First Trade Paper Edition
Publication Date:
20011025
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
5-7
Language:
English
Pages:
170
Dimensions:
7.5 x 5 in 5.5 oz
Age Level:
10-12

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Product details 170 pages Groundwood Books - English 9781554980079 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Pravana, whose father was arrested by the Taliban--the radical religious faction controlling Afghanistan--and whose family lives in one room of a bombed-out apartment building, must disguise herself as a boy to work and support her family. Reprint.
"Synopsis" by , One day, Parvana's father is arrested by the Taliban — the extreme religious faction that controls Afghanistan — and the family is left without anyone to earn money and shop for food. Forbidden to work as a girl, Parvana must transform herself into a boy to save her family.

The Breadwinner is the award-winning first book in The Breadwinner Trilogy. It 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.

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