Three bril­liant books by Deb­o­rah El­lis

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The Bread­win­ner

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.

Mud City

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.

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