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The breadwinner : a graphic novel

"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"--Provided by publisher
Print Book, English, 2018
Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press, Toronto, 2018
Juvenile literature
77 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
9781773061184, 9781773061634, 1773061186, 1773061631
"Text adapted by Shelley Tanaka from The Breadwinner film, from a screenplay by Anita Doron"--Colophon