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
What I really liked were Jamie Hogan's illustrations. - Goodreads
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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

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User Review  - Charlotte - Goodreads

Naima's father needs rest from rickshaw driving.He got a new rickshaw, but he needs to pay for it. Naima tries to drive her father's rickshaw to give her father some rest, but she wrecks the rickshaw ... 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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