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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Review: Rickshaw GirlUser 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
Review: Rickshaw GirlUser 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