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The Resource The breadwinner, Deborah Ellis, (electronic resource)

The breadwinner, Deborah Ellis, (electronic resource)

Label
The breadwinner
Title
The breadwinner
Statement of responsibility
Deborah Ellis
Title variation
Bread winner
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The first book in Deborah Elliss riveting Breadwinner series is an award-winning novel about loyalty, survival, families and friendship under extraordinary circumstances during the Talibans rule in Afghanistan. Eleven-year-old Parvana lives with her family in one room of a bombed-out apartment building in Kabul, Afghanistans capital city. Parvanas 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 authors 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. Parvanas Fund supports education projects for Afghan women and children
Related
Member of
Summary
When Parvana's father is arrested and taken to jail, she must disuise herself as a boy in order to earn money for her family.
Storyline
Tone
Character
Award
  • Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award (Canada) for English Fiction, 2003.
  • Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award, 2002.
  • Red Cedar Book Awards (British Columbia), Fiction category, 2003.
  • Rocky Mountain Book Award (Alberta), 2003.
  • Surrey Book of the Year Award (British Columbia), 2002.
  • Amelia Bloomer List, 2002
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
082958
Cataloging source
Midwest
Dewey number
813.54
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 5
  • 8
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Breadwinner series
Series volume
0001
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The breadwinner, Deborah Ellis, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11380351
Instantiates
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11380351
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781554980079
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11380351
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11380351
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The breadwinner, Deborah Ellis, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11380351
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11380351
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781554980079
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11380351
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11380351
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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