Parvana’s Journey – Deborah Ellis

Sequel to The Breadwinner.

Parvana, a thirteen year old girl, is left on her own following the death of her father. She travels, disguised as a boy, through rural Afghanistan in search of her mother and the rest of her family. On her travels, she finds an abandoned baby boy, a orphaned boy of similar age and a young girl. As an ad hoc family, they try to survive the turbulent and troubled times of the American bombing. Written in a simple and straightforward style, this story is an engaging and poignant one. It would make a terrific partner to Zlata’s Diary and the Diary of Anne Frank. It has thematic connections to current world events, refugee experience, war, death, children, survival, role of women, relationships.

Learn a little about Deborah Ellis.

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