The breadwinner: The Breadwinner Series, Book 1

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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
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9780192734020
9780739366899
9781554980079
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MG
Level 4.5, 4 Points
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710L
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"All girls [should read] The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis." — Malala Yousafzai, New York Times

The first book in Deborah Ellis's riveting Breadwinner series is an award-winning novel about loyalty, survival, families and friendship under extraordinary circumstances during the Taliban's rule in Afghanistan.

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 fifteenth anniversary edition includes a special foreword by Deborah Ellis as well as a new map, an updated author's note and a glossary to provide young readers with background and context. All royalties from the sale of this book will go to Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan. Parvana's Fund supports education projects for Afghan women and children.

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subject_facetAfghanistan -- Fiction
Afghanistan -- Juvenile fiction
Afghanistan -- Social life and customs -- Fiction
Afghanistan -- Social life and customs -- Juvenile fiction
Audiobooks
Children's audiobooks
Disguise -- Fiction
Electronic books
Girls -- Afghanistan -- Fiction
Girls -- Afghanistan -- Juvenile fiction
Juvenile Fiction
Juvenile Literature
Kabul (Afghanistan) -- Fiction
Sex role -- Fiction
Sex role -- Juvenile fiction
Survival -- Fiction
Taliban -- Fiction
Women's rights -- Fiction
title_displayThe breadwinner
title_fullThe Breadwinner
The Breadwinner : The Breadwinner Series, Book 1 / Deborah Ellis
The Breadwinner Breadwinner Series Series, Book 1
The breadwinner / Deborah Ellis
The breadwinner [electronic resource] / Deborah Ellis
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Electronic books
Girls
Juvenile Fiction
Juvenile Literature
Sex role
Social life and customs
Survival
Women's rights