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 - Mike - Goodreads
I read this with my 8 year old son as part of the "Culture Club" book group for 3rd-5th graders at the local library. This was a great book for him - introducing him to a part of the world, cultures ... Read full review
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This was a sweet book with a nice message about girl power. I especially liked how much the daughters respected and appreciated how hard their parents worked for them. Read full review