The Breadwinner Trilogy

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Groundwood Books Ltd, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 439 pages
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Three stories detail the lives of Parvana, who dresses as a boy in order to provide for her family, and Shauzia, who lives in a widow's compound and dreams of moving to France.

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User Review  - ceecee83 - LibraryThing

This book would be the perfect introduction to the reality of war torn Afghanistan for any middle school aged child. It may sound a little weird to say because of the horrors that we may find ... Read full review

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User Review  - Lylee - LibraryThing

This is a middle school book that tells the story of an Afghan girls who is coming of age during the early days of the Taliban in Kabul. Her family, educated and previously employed in now Taliban ... Read full review


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Deborah Ellis is best known for her Breadwinner Trilogy set in Afghanistan and Pakistan a series that has been published in twenty-five languages, with more than one million dollars in royalties donated to Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan and Street Kids International. She has won the Governor General's Award, the Ruth Schwartz Award, the University of California's Middle East Book Award, Sweden's Peter Pan Prize, the Jane Addams Children's Book Award and the Vicky Metcalf Award for a Body of Work. She recently received the Ontario Library Association's President's Award for Exceptional Achievement, and she has been named to the Order of Ontario.

Deborah lives in Simcoe, Ontario.

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