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The breadwinner
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The breadwinner

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780192734020

Publication Date: 6 Mar 2014

Subject: Younger teen novels

Suitable for: Secondary (Year 7, Year 8, Year 9)

AR: 4.5 MY+

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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.

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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.

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TF
Subject
Younger teen novels
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6 Mar 2014
Edition
New Cover Reprint
ISBN
9780192734020
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Paperback
Pages
168
Width
129mm
Height
197mm
Weight
126g
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Product dimensions
A3
A4

129mm x 197mm

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