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Breadwinner (Oxford Rollercoasters) Reader
Breadwinner (Oxford Rollercoasters) Reader

Published: June 2010

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Product Code: CP-9780198329800

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Part of Oxfords Rollercoasters series.

An engrossing story about a girl living in war-torn Afghanistan under Taliban rule.
Since the Taliban took over Afghanistan, 11-year-old Parvana has rarely been outdoors. Barred from attending school, shopping at the market, or even playing in the streets of Kabul.

Young Parvana lives with her family in one room of a bombed-out apartment building in Kabul, Afghanistan. Because her father has a foreign education, he is arrested by the Taliban, the religious group that controls the country. Since women cannot appear in public unless covered head to toe, or go to school, or work outside the home, the family becomes increasingly desperate until Parvana conceives a plan. She cuts her hair and disguises herself as a boy to earn money for her family. Parvana’s determination to survive is the force that drives this novel set against the backdrop of an intolerable situation brought about by war and religious fanaticism.

Deborah Ellis spent several months talking with women and girls in Afghan refugee camps in Pakistan and Russia. This suspenseful, timely novel is the result of those encounters. .a potent portrait of life in contemporary Afghanistan, showing that powerful heroines can survive even in the most oppressive ... conditions.”

Author: Deborah Ellis
The Breadwinner is ideal for Year 7 or mixed-ability classes
The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis
  • Set in war-torn Afghanistan during Taliban control, this is a compelling story of strength, courage and bravery
  • Plenty of dialogue making it ideal for Years 7 and 8 or mixed-ability classes
  • Cross-curricular links to history, RS and Citizenship

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