The Breadwinner (Unabridged‪)‬

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Publisher Description

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.

GENRE
Kids & Young Adults
NARRATOR
RW
Rita Wolf
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
03:00
hr min
RELEASED
2002
23 July
PUBLISHER
Listening Library
SIZE
140.5
MB

Customer Reviews

Maddi/MS-M ,

Sad storie

It is a very good book I am only 11 and it is a sad story. Recomended for young and older ages.

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