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"All girls [should read] The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis." — Malala Yousafzai, New York Times

The first book in Deborah Ellis’s riveting Breadwinner series is an award-winning novel about loyalty, survival, families and friendship under extraordinary circumstances during the Taliban’s rule in Afghanistan.

Eleven-year-old Parvana lives with her family in one room of a bombed-out apartment building in Kabul, Afghanistan’s capital city. Parvana’s father — a history teacher until his school was bombed and his health destroyed — works from a blanket on the ground in the marketplace, reading letters for people who cannot read or write. One day, he is arrested for the crime of having a foreign education, and the family is left without someone who can earn money or even shop for food.

As conditions for the family grow desperate, only one solution emerges. Forbidden to earn money as a girl, Parvana must transform herself into a boy, and become the breadwinner.

The fifteenth anniversary edition includes a special foreword by Deborah Ellis as well as a new map, an updated author’s note and a glossary to provide young readers with background and context. All royalties from the sale of this book will go to Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan. Parvana’s Fund supports education projects for Afghan women and children.

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    The Breadwinner

    I though that he breadwinner was a pretty good book but i think that it could have some more fun and eximent in it.THANK YOU

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    Amazing

    This book is amazing! I love it so much! I recomend it to anyone who likes sadness, happiness,+love.

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    Sad and Happy

    It is such a good book I can not wait to read the other books. It is about a family that lives in Afganastan is under the controle of the Taliban. They need to survive with hardley anything.

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    I liked it

    It helped me understand my ELA reading group book

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