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  • Published: Toronto : Berkeley, CA : Douglas & McIntyre ; Distributed in the USA by Publishers Group West, 2001, c2000.
  • Year Published: 2000
  • Description: 170 p. : maps ; 20 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 0888994168
  • 0888994192


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The breadwinner

by Ellis, Deborah, 1960-

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Call number: Y Fiction / Ellis, Deborah, Teen Fiction

Available Copies: Downtown Youth, Pittsfield Youth, Traverwood Youth, West Youth

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"A groundwood book."

Youth level.

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.

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Very Good

A great book. A little sad but very interesting. Captures the situation in Afghanistan.


I really loved these book, I did not finish all of them but definitely will. I liked the story line, but it was a sad story with a intriguing ending that made really want to read the next one.

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