The Breadwinner Trilogy

The Breadwinner Trilogy

Book - 2009
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"The Breadwinner" is set in Afghanistan, where 11-year-old Parvana lives with her family in a bombed-out apartment building in Kabul. When her father is arrested for the crime of having a foreign education, the family is left with no money or resources. Forbidden to earn money as a girl, Parvana must transform herself into a boy and become the breadwinner. In "Parvana's Journey, " her father has died and the family has scattered. Parvana, now 13 years old, is determined to find them. Again masquerading as a boy, she joins a group of wandering children, all refugees from war, who exist mainly on courage. In "Mud City, " the focus shifts to 14-year-old Shauzia, who lives in the Widows' Compound in Pakistan and dreams of escaping to a new life in France. Deborah Ellis uses simple, compelling language, memorable characters, and a wealth of imaginative detail in this wrenching look at the human cost of war that is also a surprisingly hopeful story of survival.
Publisher: Toronto : Groundwood Books, 2009
ISBN: 9780888999597
Branch Call Number: ELLI
Characteristics: 439 pages


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Dec 03, 2011

A good introduction into how life can be for women under Taliban rule. An eye-opener. The story wraps up in a hopeful way that doesn't quite ring true, but as this is a fictional work - why not!

Aug 26, 2011

Told from the viewpoint of a young girl, these three novels take place in Afghanistan during Taliban rule and the war that follows. This is a poignant story of life during an oppressive regime.


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