The Breadwinner, Deborah Ellis
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The Breadwinner

Author: Deborah Ellis

Series: The Breadwinner #1

Narrator: Rita Wolf

Unabridged: 3 hr

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Random House Audio

Published: 07/23/2002

Genre: Children & Young Adults Fiction - People & Places - Middle East

Ages: 10 - 14


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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The Breadwinner Bundle

Get 5% off your total order by adding 3 or more audiobooks from The Breadwinner

The Breadwinner, Deborah Ellis
Parvana's Journey, Deborah Ellis
Mud City, Deborah Ellis

The Breadwinner
The Breadwinner #1

Parvana's Journey
The Breadwinner #2

Mud City
The Breadwinner #3

Or Choose Any 3 Audiobooks From This Series >
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