Parvana's Journey (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards))

Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 2 - 8W4.533187
In Parvana’s Journey, the Taliban still control Afghanistan, but Kabul is in ruins. Parvana’s father has just died, and her mother, sister, and brother could be anywhere in the country. Parvana knows she must find them. Despite her youth, Parvana sets out alone, masquerading as a boy. She soon meets other children who are victims of war — an infant boy in a bombed-out village, a nine-year-old girl who thinks she has magic powers over landmines, and a boy with one leg. The children travel together, forging a kind of family out of sheer need. The strength of their bond makes it possible to survive the most desperate conditions. Royalties from this book will go toward an education fund for Afghan girls in Pakistani refugee camps.
Library Binding, 199 pages
Published on July 2, 2003 by Perfection Learning
ISBN-10: 0756929261
ISBN-13: 9780756929268
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  • 0060
    0060Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 9:22 am33 stars
    It was a good book in my opinion. I liked it because it had more awesome stuff than other books of breadwinner. but sometimes it got slow as the sequence of the book
    • teacher_2668
      Paula LondonFriday, February 10, 2012 at 5:50 am55 stars
      In this sequel to the Breadwinner, Parvana sets off on a journey to find her Mother. She meets other children along the way and they work together to survive in the war torn desert.