Three brilliant books by Deborah Ellis
Deborah Ellis based this book on the real-life stories she heard from women living in Afghan refugee camps. The novel tells the story of Par van a, who changes her identity in order to help her family.
My Name is Parvana
Set four years after The Breadwinner ,this sequel follows the now-15-year-old Parvana. The situations she faces include being suspected of being a terrorist and being imprisoned by US troops in Afghanistan.
Shauzia, Parvana’s best friend, manages to fulfil her dream of escaping Kabul, only to end up in a refugee camp in Pakistan. This book documents her struggle to survive there.