The breadwinner: a graphic novel

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Publisher:
Groundwood Books, House of Anansi Press,
Pub. Date:
[2017].
Language:
English
Reading Level:
IL: MG - BL: 2.5 - AR Pts: 0.5
Lexile measure:
GN: Graphic Novel 510L
Description

This beautiful graphic-novel adaptation of The Breadwinner animated film tells the story of eleven-year-old Parvana who must disguise herself as a boy to support her family during the Taliban's rule in Afghanistan.

Parvana lives with her family in one room of a bombed-out apartment building in Kabul, Afghanistan's capital city. Parvana's father -- a history teacher until his school was bombed and his health destroyed -- works from a blanket on the ground in the marketplace, reading letters for people who cannot read or write. One day, he is arrested for having forbidden books, and the family is left without someone who can earn money or even shop for food.

As conditions for the family grow desperate, only one solution emerges. Forbidden to earn money as a girl, Parvana must transform herself into a boy, and become the breadwinner.

Readers will want to linger over this powerful graphic novel with its striking art and inspiring story.

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ISBN:
9781773061634
Reading Level:
MG
Level 2.5, 0.5 Points
Lexile measure:
GN: Graphic Novel 510L
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Grouping Title breadwinner a
Grouping Author tanaka shelley
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-03-19 23:28:45PM
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series Breadwinner
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subject_facet Afghanistan -- Comic books, strips, etc, Comics (Graphic works), Disguise -- Comic books, strips, etc, Graphic novels, Kabul (Afghanistan) -- Comic books, strips, etc, Sex role -- Comic books, strips, etc, Survival -- Comic books, strips, etc, Taliban -- Comic books, strips, etc, Women's rights -- Comic books, strips, etc
title_display The breadwinner :
title_full The breadwinner : a graphic novel / Text adapted by Shelley Tanaka from the Breadwinner film, from a screenplay by Anita Doron ; color stills by Breadwinner Canada Inc., Cartoon Saloon Limited, Melusine Productions S.A.
title_short The breadwinner :
title_sub a graphic novel
topic_facet Disguise, Sex role, Survival, Women's rights