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The Breadwinner

The Breadwinner: Book #1
By Deborah Ellis
Narrated by Rita Wolf / 3 hours

Imagine living in a country in which women and girls are not allowed to leave the house without a man. Imagine having to wear clothes that cover every part of your body, including your face, whenever you go out.

In this powerful and realistic tale, eleven-year-old Parvana lives with her family in one room of a bombed-out apartment building in Kabul, Afghanistan's capital city during the Taliban rule. 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 in the family grow desperate, only one solution emerges. Forbidden by the Taliban government to earn money as a girl, Parvana must transform herself into a boy and become the breadwinner.

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The Breadwinner Series


The Breadwinner
The Breadwinner
Deborah Ellis
Parvana's Journey
Parvana's Journey
Deborah Ellis
Mud City
Mud City
Deborah Ellis
My Name is Parvana
My Name is Parvana
Deborah Ellis
Author
Narrator Rita Wolf
ISBN 9780807209752
Length 3 hours
Language English
Publisher Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group
Publication date
Edition Unabridged
Genres Children's
Libro.fm rank #12,764 Overall
Genre rank #1,002 in Children's