The Breadwinner

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OUP Oxford, Mar 4, 2004 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 176 pages
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AFGHANISTAN: Parvana's father is arrested and taken away by the Taliban soldiers. Under Taliban law, women and girls are not allowed to leave the house on their own. Parvana, her mother, and sisters must stay inside. Four days later, the food runs out. They face starvation. So Parvana must pretend to be a boy to save her family. It is a dangerous plan, but their only chance. In fear she goes out - and witnesses the horror of landmines, and the bruality of the Taliban. She suffers beatings and the desperation of trying to survive. But even in despair lies hope
  

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rabck from Asian bookbox; chosen because it fits the Food bookbox that's headed my way, and also for the 666 challenge. Parvana's family is displaced due to the war and the Taliban. They now live in a ... Read full review

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“The Breadwinner” follows the story of a young girl, Parvana, growing up in Afghanistan in the middle of a war. She is forced to leave school and spends most of her time inside because women need to ... Read full review

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Contents

Chapter ONE
7
Chapter TWO
19
Chapter THREE
34
Chapter FOUR
44
Chapter FIVE
54
Chapter SIX
63
Chapter SEVEN
74
Chapter EIGHT
83
Chapter TEN
104
Chapter ELEVEN
114
Chapter TWELVE
123
Chapter THIRTEEN
135
Chapter FOURTEEN
144
Chapter FIFTEEN
155
AUTHORS NOTE
167
GLOSSARY
169

Chapter NINE
95

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About the author (2004)

Author has won the Governor General's Award - Canadian equivalent of the Carnegie Medal.

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