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Parvana / Deborah Ellis.

By: Ellis, Deborah, 1960-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2002, c2000Description: 174 p. : maps ; 20 cm.ISBN: 1865086940; 1-86508-694-0.Uniform titles: Breadwinner Subject(s): Taliban -- Juvenile fiction | Sex role -- Juvenile fiction | School text | Premiers' Reading Challenge : 7-8 | Afghanistan -- Juvenile literatureDDC classification: 813.6 Summary: Based closely on real life, this is the exciting and inspiring story of Parvana, a young girl growing up in Afghanistan, as she struggles to make a life for herself and her family under the harsh rule of the Taliban. There are many types of battle in Afghanistan. Imagine living in a country where women and girls are not allowed to leave the house without a man. Imagine having to wear clothes that cover every part of your body, including your face, whenever you go out. This is the life of Parvana, a young girl growing up in Afghanistan under the control of an extreme religious military group. When soldiers burst into her home and drag her father off to prison, Parvana is forced to take responsibility for her whole family, dressing as a boy to make a living in the marketplace of Kabul, risking her life in the dangerous and volatile city. By turns exciting and touching, Parvana is a story of courage in the face of overwhelming fear and repression.
Item type Current location Collection Call number Status Date due Barcode Item reserves
Junior St Albans Library (DIY)
Teenage Fiction T ELLIS Available IA1807742
Junior Sunshine Library (DIY)
Teenage Fiction T ELLIS Issued 18/09/2019 IA1807743
Junior Sydenham Library (DIY)
Teenage Fiction T ELLIS Issued 19/09/2019 I6845547
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First published: The breadwinner. Toronto : Douglas & McIntyre ; Berkeley, CA : Distributed in the USA by Publishers Group West, 2001.

Based closely on real life, this is the exciting and inspiring story of Parvana, a young girl growing up in Afghanistan, as she struggles to make a life for herself and her family under the harsh rule of the Taliban. There are many types of battle in Afghanistan. Imagine living in a country where women and girls are not allowed to leave the house without a man. Imagine having to wear clothes that cover every part of your body, including your face, whenever you go out. This is the life of Parvana, a young girl growing up in Afghanistan under the control of an extreme religious military group. When soldiers burst into her home and drag her father off to prison, Parvana is forced to take responsibility for her whole family, dressing as a boy to make a living in the marketplace of Kabul, risking her life in the dangerous and volatile city. By turns exciting and touching, Parvana is a story of courage in the face of overwhelming fear and repression.

For 10-13 year olds.

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