The Breadwinner


  • Author : Deborah Ellis
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2004-03-04
  • ISBN : 9780192752840
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Because the Taliban rulers of Kabul, Afghanistan impose strict limitations on women's freedom and behavior, eleven-year-old Parvana must disguise herself as a boy so that her family can survive after her father's arrest.

The Breadwinner


  • Author : Deborah Ellis
  • Publisher : Groundwood Books Ltd
  • Release : 2000-09-01
  • ISBN : 1554980070
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

"All girls [should read] The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis." — Malala Yousafzai, New York Times The first book in Deborah Ellis’s riveting Breadwinner series is an award-winning novel about loyalty, survival, families and friendship under extraordinary circumstances during the Taliban’s rule in Afghanistan. Eleven-year-old Parvana lives with her family in one room of a bombed-out apartment building in Kabul, Afghanistan’s capital city. 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 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 author’s 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. Parvana’s Fund supports education projects for Afghan women and children.

The Breadwinner


  • Author : Deborah Ellis
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press - Children
  • Release : 2014-03-06
  • ISBN : 0192734032
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Afghanistan: Parvana's father is arrested and taken away by Taliban soldiers. Under Taliban law, women and girls are not allowed to leave the house on their own. Parvana, her mother, and sisters are prisoners in their own home. With no man to go out to buy food, they face starvation. So Parvana must pretend to be a boy to save her family. It is a dangerous plan, but their only chance. In fear, she goes out - and witnesses the horror of landmines, the brutality of the Taliban, and the desperation of a country trying to survive. But even in despair lies hope . . . Deborah Ellis has been to Afghan refugee camps and has listened to many stories like Parvana's.

Parvana's Journey


  • Author : Deborah Ellis
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2004-03-04
  • ISBN : 9780192753489
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

In this sequel to "The Breadwinner," the Taliban still control Afghanistan, but Kabul is in ruins. Twelve-year-old Parvana's father has just died, and Parvana sets out alone to find her family, masquerading as a boy.

The Breadwinner: A Graphic Novel


  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : Groundwood Books Ltd
  • Release : 2018-01-01
  • ISBN : 1773061305
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

This beautiful graphic-novel adaptation of The Breadwinner animated film tells the story of eleven-year-old Parvana who must disguise herself as a boy to support her family during the Taliban’s rule in Afghanistan. Parvana lives with her family in one room of a bombed-out apartment building in Kabul, Afghanistan’s capital city. 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 having forbidden books, 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. Readers will want to linger over this powerful graphic novel with its striking art and inspiring story.

The Breadwinner Trilogy


  • Author : Deborah Ellis
  • Publisher : Groundwood Books Ltd
  • Release : 2009
  • ISBN : 0888999593
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Three stories detail the lives of Parvana, who dresses as a boy in order to provide for her family, and Shauzia, who lives in a widow's compound and dreams of moving to France.

The Breadwinner Series Bundle


  • Author : Deborah Ellis
  • Publisher : Groundwood Books Ltd
  • Release : 2016-12-12
  • ISBN : 177306052X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

The Breadwinner The first book in Deborah Ellis’s riveting Breadwinner series is an award-winning novel about loyalty, survival, families and friendship under extraordinary circumstances during the Taliban’s rule in Afghanistan. Parvana’s Journey A war is raging in Afghanistan as a coalition of Western forces tries to oust the Taliban by bombing the country. Parvana’s father has died, and her mother, sister and brother have gone to a faraway wedding, not knowing what has happened to the father. Parvana doesn’t know where they are. She just knows she has to find them. Mud City Parvana’s best friend, Shauzia, has escaped the misery of her life in Kabul, only to end up in a refugee camp in Pakistan. But she still dreams of seeing the ocean and eventually making a new life in France. This is the dream that has sustained her through the terrible years in Kabul. It is the dream for which she has forsaken family and friends. My Name Is Parvana In this stunning sequel to The Breadwinner Trilogy, Parvana, now fifteen, is found in a bombed-out school and held as a suspected terrorist by American troops in Afghanistan.

Mud City


  • Author : Deborah Ellis
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2004-03-04
  • ISBN : 9780192753762
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

This is the sequel to Breadwinner.

The Bread Winner


  • Author : Arvella Whitmore
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release : 2004-08
  • ISBN : 9780618494798
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

When both her parents are unable to find work and pay the bills during the Great Depression, resourceful Sarah Ann Puckett saves the family from the poorhouse by selling her prizewinning homemade bread. Reprint.

My Name Is Parvana


  • Author : Deborah Ellis
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release : 2014-03
  • ISBN : 9780192734044
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Fifteen-year-old Parvana has rebuilt her life after being reunited with her mother and sisters. But suspicion and fear towards the education of women have put them all in danger. When Parvana is held at an American army base in Afghanistan, supsected of being a terrorist, she must protect her family at all costs.