Rickshaw Girl

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Charlesbridge, 2007 - Juvenile Fiction - 91 pages
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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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The illustrations in this book were great. - Goodreads
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User Review  - Atal Sundararaman - Goodreads

I really love the storyline of this book, because this book is about a girl who attempted to help her family, by painting rickshaws, so she could earn money. Read full review

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User Review  - Laura Saufley - Goodreads

What a lovely story and great message. It was a quick read and perfect for a family read aloud. Both my 8 and my 4 year old easily followed along and both enjoyed it. Read full review


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About the author (2007)

Mitali Perkins is the author of several novels for children, including SECRET KEEPER, the First Daughter series, BAMBOO PEOPLE, MONSOON SUMMER, and The NOT SO-STAR-SPANGLED LIFE OF SUNITA SEN. She lives in California.

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