Naima is a talented painter of traditional alpana patterns, which Bangladeshi women and girls paint on their houses for special celebrations. But Naima is not satisfied just painting alpana. She wants to help earn money for her family, like her best friend, Saleem, does for his family. When Naima's rash effort to help puts her family deeper in debt, she draws on her resourceful nature and her talents to bravely save the day. Includes a glossary of Bangla words and an author's note about a changing Bangladesh and microfinance.
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Review: Rickshaw GirlUser Review - Christine - Goodreads
A young girl makes a mistake that effects her fathers lively-hood. Can she make amends? Set in Bangladesh makes this also an introduction to culture in this part of the world. It made me curious about the rice powder art and about saris. Read full review
Review: Rickshaw GirlUser Review - Nikki - Goodreads
This is a story of a young girl from Bangladesh who is the best 'alpana painter in the village'. It tells the story of how she needs to earn money for her family so disguises herself as a boy. The ... Read full review