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Publication Date: 6 Mar 2014
Subject: Younger teen novels
Suitable for: Secondary (Year 7, Year 8, Year 9)
AR: 4.5 MY+
RRP £6.99 Save 26%
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Based on true stories of Afghan refugees, this novel describes how a girl defies the Taliban and dresses as a boy in order to feed her family.
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 her sisters are prisoners in their own home. With no man to go out to buy food, 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 avoiding landmines, and the brutality of the Taliban. She suffers beatings and the desperation of trying to survive. But even in despair lies hope...
NOTE : This novel is based on the experiences told to the author by refugees from Afghanistan.
129mm x 197mm