Rickshaw Girl

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Charlesbridge, 2007 - Juvenile Fiction - 91 pages
67 Reviews
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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What I really liked were Jamie Hogan's illustrations. - Goodreads
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User Review  - Antoinette Evans - Goodreads

Rickshaw Girl is a funny, smart and delightful chapter book about a young Bangladeshi girl named Naima. Naima's family is struggling to make it in Bangladesh and Naima is determined to find a way to ... Read full review

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User Review  - Gretchen - Goodreads

This is an interesting story about a girl in Bangladesh who is very talented at painting traditional alpana patterns. While she is praised for this, it cannot help her family earn the money they need ... Read full review

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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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