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The breadwinner: A Graphic Novel

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GN: Graphic Novel 510L
The Breadwinner brings to life an issue that has recently exploded in the international media -- the reality of life under the Taliban. Young Parvana lives with her family in one room of a bombed-out apartment building in Kabul, Afghanistan. Because he has a foreign education, her father is arrested by the Taliban, the religious group that controls the country. Since women cannot appear in public unless covered head to toe, or go to school, or work outside the home, the family becomes increasingly desperate until Parvana conceives a plan. She cuts her hair and disguises herself as a boy to earn money for her family. Parvana's determination to survive is the force that drives this novel set against the backdrop of an intolerable situation brought about by war and religious fanaticism. Deborah Ellis spent several months talking with women and girls in Afghan refugee camps in Pakistan and Russia. This suspenseful, timely novel is the result of those encounters. Royalties from the sale of The Breadwinner will go toward educating Afghan girls in Pakistani refugee camps. "...a potent portrait of life in contemporary Afghanistan, showing that powerful heroines can survive even in the most oppressive ... conditions." -- Booklist
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Full title breadwinner
Author ellis deborah
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-26 23:36:46PM
Last Indexed 2018-05-27 00:40:54AM

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series Breadwinner
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subject_facet Afghanistan, Afghanistan -- Fiction, Afghanistan -- Politics and government -- Fiction, Afghanistan -- Social life and customs. -- Fiction, Disguise -- Fiction, Families -- Social life and customs -- Afghanistan, Family life -- Afghanistan -- Fiction, Girls -- Afghanistan -- Fiction, Islamic fundamentalism. -- Fiction, K?bol (Afghanistan) -- Fiction, Sex discrimination. -- Afghanistan -- Fiction, Sex role -- Fiction, Survival -- Fiction, Taliban -- Fiction, War stories, Women's rights -- Fiction
title_display The breadwinner
title_full The Breadwinner A Graphic Novel, The breadwinner / Deborah Ellis
title_short The breadwinner
title_sub A Graphic Novel
topic_facet Comic and Graphic Books, Disguise, Families, Family life, Girls, Islamic fundamentalism, Juvenile Fiction, Juvenile Literature, Politics and government, Sex discrimination, Sex role, Social life and customs, Survival, Women's rights