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The breadwinner [electronic resource] / Deborah Ellis.

By: Ellis, Deborah, 1960-.
Contributor(s): Wolf, Rita | Listening Library.
Material type: materialTypeLabelSoundSeries: Ellis, Deborah, Breadwinner series: bk. 1.Publisher: New York : Listening Library, 2008ISBN: 9780739366899 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book); 0739366890 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book).Subject(s): Women's rights -- Fiction | Sex role -- Fiction | Disguise -- Fiction | Survival -- Fiction | Taliban -- Fiction | Kābol (Afghanistan) -- Fiction | Afghanistan -- Fiction | Women's rights -- Afghanistan -- Juvenile fiction | Sex role -- Juvenile fiction | Taliban -- Juvenile fiction | Kabul (Afghanistan) -- Juvenile fiction | Girls -- Afghanistan -- Juvenile fictionGenre/Form: Audiobooks.Additional physical formats: No titleDDC classification: [Fic] Online resources: Click here to access title or place hold | Excerpt Click here to listen to an excerpt of this title Read by Rita Wolf.Summary: 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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Mode of access: World Wide Web.

Downloadable audio file.

Title from: Title details screen.

Unabridged.

Read by Rita Wolf.

Duration: 3:02:14.

Age group: ages 9-12.

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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