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My Name Is Parvana

(2012)
(A book in the Breadwinner series)
A novel by

 
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 to The Breadwinner Trilogy, 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.


Genre: Young Adult Fiction
 
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Hardback Editions

May 2015 : USA Library Binding
thumbTitle: My Name Is Parvana
Author(s): Deborah Ellis
ISBN: 0-606-37235-0 / 978-0-606-37235-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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August 2012 : Canada Hardback
thumbTitle: My Name Is Parvana
Author(s): Deborah Ellis
ISBN: 1-55498-297-9 / 978-1-55498-297-4 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Groundwood
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Paperback Editions

May 2015 : Canada Paperback
thumbTitle: My Name Is Parvana
Author(s): Deborah Ellis
ISBN: 1-55498-298-7 / 978-1-55498-298-1 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Groundwood Books
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April 2014 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Rollercoasters: Rollercoasters: My Name is Parvana Reader
Author(s): Deborah Ellis
ISBN: 0-19-839347-4 / 978-0-19-839347-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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March 2014 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: My Name Is Parvana
Author(s): Deborah Ellis
ISBN: 0-19-273404-0 / 978-0-19-273404-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: OUP Oxford
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May 2013 : Canada Paperback
thumbTitle: My Name Is Parvana (Large Print 16pt)
Author(s): Deborah Ellis
ISBN: 1-4596-6454-X / 978-1-4596-6454-8 (Canada edition)
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant
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May 2013 : Paperback
thumbTitle: My Name is Parvana
Author(s): Deborah Ellis
ISBN: 9350097060 / 978-9350097069
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Kindle Editions

June 2014 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: My Name is Parvana
Author(s): Deborah Ellis
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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August 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: My Name Is Parvana (Breadwinner Series)
Author(s): Deborah Ellis
Publisher: Groundwood Books
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