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My Name Is Parvana

A girl's fight for freedom in post-Taliban Afghanistan

Deborah Ellis

Suitable for:  11+

Price:  £6.99

ISBN: 978-0-19-273404-4
Publication date: 06/03/2014
Paperback: 240 pages
Dimensions: 198x129mm

Availability: In stock.

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Fifteen-year-old Parvana has rebuilt her life after being reunited with her mother and sisters. But suspicion and fear towards the education of women have put them all in danger. When Parvana is held at an American army base in Afghanistan, suspected of being a terrorist, she must protect her family at all costs.

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  • [Parvana] represents those millions of girls all around the world who have no voice of their own. - Jo Cotterill
  • The story feels realistic and the writing moves at a gallop - Alex O'Connell (Children's book of the week), The Times
  • This is a compelling and riveting page-turner that is harrowing, inspiring and thought provoking throughout - Lucy Carlton-Walker, The School Librarian
  • ... ideal for older readers to gain some insight into the complexities of life in Afghanistan. - Annalise Taylor, Carousel
  • I really felt Parvana's sense of danger and how she felt about being separated from her family. I think this book is suitable for all age groups although its topic is quite serious. - Paige Sluice, Teen Titles
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