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Kids Fiction 6392
Excellent choice for study or pleasure reading
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
N/A
I'm thrilled to have all three of these slim volumes gathered into one paperback-- students at my library who read the first book always want to read the next one, so it makes sense to have them together. The note at the beginning of the book is helpful in pointing out that this book is now historical fiction, since ten years have passed since it was first published, and things have changed.
Good Points
The Breadwinner is used as a sixth grade novel in my middle school, and it says a lot about a book when it is assigned and students still really like it. This book offers such a vivid description of what it was like to live under the Taliban in Afghanistan, and points out how difficult things were for girls like Parvana, who want and need to provide for their families but have to go to extraordinary lengths to do so.
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