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The Breadwinner

By Deborah Ellis, 1960-

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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The breadwinner

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3 available at Main (Downtown)
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1 available at Southeast
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Publish Date

2001

ISBN

0888994192


Format: Book
Author: Ellis, Deborah, 1960-
Summary: Because the Taliban rulers of Kabul, Afghanistan, impose strict limitations on women's freedom and behavior, eleven-year-old Parvana must disguise herself as a boy so that her family can survive after her father's arrest.
Title: The breadwinner / Deborah Ellis.
Publisher Date: Toronto : Douglas & McIntyre ; Berkeley, CA : Distributed in the USA by Publishers Group West, 2001.
Subject: Taliban -- Juvenile fiction. -- Juvenile fiction. Women's rights -- Juvenile fiction -- Juvenile fiction. Sex role -- Juvenile fiction -- Juvenile fiction. Disguise -- Juvenile fiction -- Juvenile fiction. Survival -- Juvenile fiction.
Isbn: 0888994192 0888994168 (pbk.)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 8
System Items Total: 8
Call Number: C Ellis
Oclc: 47120972
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Bib Id: 168008

Format: Book
Author: Ellis, Deborah, 1960-
Summary: Because the Taliban rulers of Kabul, Afghanistan, impose strict limitations on women's freedom and behavior, eleven-year-old Parvana must disguise herself as a boy so that her family can survive after her father's arrest.
Title: The breadwinner / Deborah Ellis.
Publisher, Date: Toronto : Douglas & McIntyre ; Berkeley, CA : Distributed in the USA by Publishers Group West, 2001.
Description: 170 p. : maps ; 20 cm.
Subjects: Taliban -- Juvenile fiction. -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Women's rights -- Juvenile fiction -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Sex role -- Juvenile fiction -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Disguise -- Juvenile fiction -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Survival -- Juvenile fiction.
Notes: "A groundwood book."
LCCN: 00693536
ISBN: 0888994192
ISBN: 0888994168 (pbk.)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 8
Total Copies: 8
Call Number: C Ellis