The Breadwinner (Ellis)
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  • 1
    The Breadwinner | Deborah Ellis

    The Breadwinner

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Deborah Ellis
    • Narrated By Rita Wolf
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (146)
    Performance
    (115)
    Story
    (114)

    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.

    Exceptional Listen!

    My 12 year old daughter chose this book and I would recommend to to adults and children alike.

    Reviewed on September 21 2011 by Sherry (Calgary, Canada)
  • 2
    Parvana's Journey | Deborah Ellis

    Parvana's Journey

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Deborah Ellis
    • Narrated By Meera Simhan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (43)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (32)

    The Taliban still control Afghanistan, but Kabul is in ruins. Parvana's father has just died, and her mother, sister, and brother could be anywhere in the country. Parvana knows she must find them. Despite her youth, Parvana sets out alone, masquerading as a boy. She soon meets other children who are victims of war - an infant boy in a bombed-out village, a nine-year-old girl who thinks she has magic powers over landmines, and a boy with one leg.

    Easy reading

    Life experience of the unknown

    Reviewed on November 12 2012 by Margo (CA USA)
  • 3
    Mud City | Deborah Ellis

    Mud City

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Deborah Ellis
    • Narrated By Meera Simhan
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (15)

    Fourteen-year-old Shauzia dreams of seeing the ocean and eventually making a new life in France, but it is hard to reconcile that dream with the terrible conditions of the Afghan refugee camp where she lives. Making things worse is the camp's leader, Mrs. Weera, whose demands on Shauzia make her need to escape all the more urgent.

    Excellent story

    Great way to help young people see why we don't want war or radical Islam in our neighbourhoods/countries.

    Reviewed on October 05 2016 by RGSommer ()