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    Distributor: UTP Distribution Supplies to: CA Availability: Available On Sale Date: May 01, 2015 Carton Quantity: 64 $10.99 CAD
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My Name Is Parvana
By (author): Deborah Ellis
Deborah Ellis

Imprint:

Groundwood Books - Toronto

ISBN:

9781554982981

Product Form:

Paperback

Form detail:

Trade
Paperback , Trade
English

Audience:

Juvenile: Age (years) 10 - 14, Grade (CAN) 5 - 9, Grade (US) 5 - 9
May 01, 2015
$10.99 CAD
Active

Dimensions:

8in x 5.25 x 0.56 in | 0.66 lb

Page Count:

216 pages

Illustrations:

Updated map
Groundwood Books Ltd
Groundwood Books
JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / Middle East
 
An Indie Next List Selection 2013, Commended Bank Street College of Education's Book of the Month 2013, Commended Capitol Choices Noteworthy Titles for Children's and Teens List 2013, Commended CCBC Choices 2013, Commended IODE Violet Downey Book Award 2013, Short-listed Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award 2014, Short-listed Rocky Mountain Book Award 2014, Short-listed The Bankstreet College of Education Best Books of the Year 2013, Commended USBBY Outstanding International Book List 2013, Commended

The anniversary edition of My Name is Parvana includes a new cover and map, and an author’s note to provide background and context.

In this stunning sequel to The Breadwinner Trilogy, Parvana, now fifteen, is found in a bombed-out school and held as a suspected terrorist by American troops in Afghanistan.

On a military base in post-Taliban Afghanistan, American authorities have just imprisoned a teenaged girl found in a bombed-out school. The army major thinks she may be a terrorist working with the Taliban. The girl does not respond to questions in any language and remains silent, even when she is threatened, harassed and mistreated over several days. The only clue to her identity is a tattered shoulder bag containing papers that refer to people named Shauzia, Nooria, Leila, Asif, Hassan — and Parvana.

In this long-awaited sequel, Parvana is now fifteen years old. As she waits for foreign military forces to determine her fate, she remembers the past four years of her life. Reunited with her mother and sisters, she has been living in a village where her mother has finally managed to open a school for girls. But even though the Taliban has been driven from the government, the country is still at war, and many continue to view the education and freedom of girls and women with suspicion and fear.

As her family settles into the routine of running the school, Parvana, a bit to her surprise, finds herself restless and bored. She even thinks of running away. But when local men threaten the school and her family, she must draw on every ounce of bravery and resilience she possesses to survive the disaster that kills her mother, destroys the school, and puts her own life in jeopardy.

A riveting page-turner, Deborah Ellis’s final novel in the series is at once harrowing, inspiring and thought-provoking. And, yes, in the end, Parvana is reunited with her childhood friend, Shauzia.

Royalties from the sale of this book will go to Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan. Parvana’s Fund supports education projects for Afghan women and children.


DEBORAH ELLIS is the author of the international bestseller The Breadwinner, which has been published in thirty languages. She has won the Governor General’s Award, the Middle East Book Award, the Peter Pan Prize, the Jane Addams Children’s Book Award and the Vicky Metcalf Award. A recipient of the Order of Canada, Deborah has donated more than $2 million in royalties to organizations such as Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan, Mental Health Without Borders, the UNHCR and the Children in Crisis fund of IBBY. She lives in Simcoe, Ontario.

This passionate volume stands on its own, though readers new to the series and to Ellis' overall body of work will want to read every one of her fine, important novels. Readers will learn much about the war in Afghanistan even as they cheer on this feisty protagonist. - Kirkus, STARRED REVIEW

This sequel to the series is not merely an important book about the difficulty of girls' lives in war-torn, U.S.-occupied Afghanistan. It is also an example of vivid storytelling with a visceral sense of place, loss, distrust, and hope. - School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW

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