The Breadwinner: A Graphic Novel: A Graphic Novel

January 1, 2018|
The Breadwinner: A Graphic Novel: A Graphic Novel
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Deborah Ellis’s bestselling novel The Breadwinner, now available as a stunningly illustrated graphic novel.

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.

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historical note

Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.4.1
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.7
Analyze how visual and multimedia elements contribute to the meaning, tone, or beauty of a text (e.g., graphic novel, multimedia presentation of fiction, folktale, myth, poem).

Deborah Ellis is a member of the Order of Canada. She has won the University of California''s Middle East Book Award, Sweden''s Peter Pan Prize, the Governor General''s Award, and the Jane Addams Children''s Book Award. She is best known for her Breadwinner series, which has been published in twenty-five languages, with $2 million in r...
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Title:The Breadwinner: A Graphic Novel: A Graphic Novel
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:80 pages, 10.06 X 6.88 X 0.45 in
Shipping dimensions:80 pages, 10.06 X 6.88 X 0.45 in
Published:January 1, 2018
Publisher:Groundwood Books Ltd
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:10
ISBN - 13:9781773061634

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