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The Breadwinner (Hardcover)

Author:  Deborah Ellis
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Product Details:

Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0613444884
ISBN-13: 9780613444880
Sku: 31069072
Publish Date: 9/13/2010
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 7.5H x 5.25L x 0.75T
Pages:  170
Age Range:  14 to College
 
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. Women cannot appear in public unless covered head to toe, go to school, or work outside the home, so the family becomes increasingly desperate until Parvana conceives a plan.
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Because the Taliban rulers of Kabul, Afghanistan, impose strict limitations on women's freedom and behavior, eleven-year-old Parvana must disguise herself as a boy so that her family can survive after her father's arrest.
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In this novel set in war-torn Afghanistan, an 11-year-old girl named Parvana takes desperate measures to help her family survive. Because Afghanistan's Taliban regime has ruled that only men may work or earn money--and that women may not even venture out of their homes unless they are accompanied by a male relative--Parvana takes the extreme step of disguising herself as a boy in order to support her family after her father is arrested and taken away by the government.

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"A seamless and, given the gravity of its subject matter, surprisingly gentle novel, THE BREADWINNER is a fine, important book for socially conscious readers of any age." - Robyn Pal-Freeman Spring 2001
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Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeMinimum Age:   10
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0170
Product attributePublisher:   Turtleback Books
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