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The breadwinner: a graphic novel

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Pub. Date:
2018
Language:
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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 in the late 1990s.


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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speech bubbles

captions

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).

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Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2024-02-22 01:37:19AM
Last Indexed2024-02-22 01:44:00AM

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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 in the late 1990s.

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.

 

Key Text Features
speech bubbles
captions
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).

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The breadwinner : a graphic novel / based on the original book by Deborah Ellis ; adapted from the feature film directed by Nora Twomey ; text adapted by Shelly Tanaka
The breadwinner : a graphic novel / based on the original book by Deborah Ellis ; adapted from the feature film directed by Nora Twomey, produced by Aircraft Pictures, Cartoon Saloon and Melusine Productions, text adapted by Shelley Tanaka from The breadwinner film, from a screenplay by Anita Doron
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ISBN:
9781773061634
9781773061184
9781773061306
Accelerated Reader:
MG
Level 2.5, 0.5 Points
Lexile measure:
GN: Graphic Novel 510L