Breadwinner 15th Anniversary Edition
Because of the instability in their country, Parvana's educated parents have lost their jobs and their home. Her father has been reduced to sitting in the market, reading letters for people who cannot read, and selling any of their personal belongings he can. When her father is taken by soldiers, the family faces a dilemma. Parvana's mother and sister cannot be seen outside the home, and her brother is just a baby. Who will support the family? In a daring move, Parvana dresses up as a boy to find work.
Parvana, a young girl living in Afghanistan, hates what has happened to her country in recent years. Ever since the Taliban took over, she is not allowed to go to school, or even be outside, without a good reason. Parvana's story begins in Breadwinner, where she risks extreme punishment by dressing up like a boy to support her family. In Parvana's Journey, Parvana, who has been separated from her family, searches for her family members in refugee camps. The last book features Parvana's friend, Shauzia, who struggles with life in a refugee camp in Pakistan. These books are not only page-turners, but also allow us a unique look at the life of Afghan women and the culture they live in t. By Deborah Ellis, pb. Please note that the second and third books are available on our website.- Jess
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