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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User Review  - RosieBillings - LibraryThing

Summary: Maima if from Bangladesh and wants to help her family. Her father is a rickshaw driver and her mother helps take of the home and family. Despite the fact that her father works all time, the ... Read full review

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User Review  - gjchauvin504 - LibraryThing

This book is great . It takes place in Bangladesh and they show many things that are different from here. I love all of the pictures in this book and all of the words. I would defiantly read this book to my students to teach them about Bangladesh. 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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