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AFGANISTAN

KEY: jP = Picture Books; jZ = 1st and 2nd Grade Readers; jE = 3rd and 4th Grade Readers; JF = 5th Grade and Up

AFGANISTAN


Picture Books

Khan, Rukhsana THE ROSES IN MY CARPETS
When a young boy and his mother and sister come to a refugee camp to escape the war in Afghanistan, he finds some comfort in the beauty of the carpets he is learning to weave.
1998 unpaged


Beginning-to-Read Books


3rd - 4th Grade


5th Grade and UP

Ellis, Deborah THE BREADWINNER
11-year-old Parvana lives with her family in one room of a bombed-out building in Kabul, Afganistan's capital city. Parvana's father - a history teacher unti his school was bombed and his health destroyed, works from a blanket on the ground in the marketplace, reading letters for people who cannot read or write. One day he is arrested for the crime of having a foreign education, and the family is left without someone who can earn money or even shop for food.
2000 166 p.

Ellis, Deborah PARVANA'S JOURNEY
sequel to The Breadwinner
In this sequel to THE BREADWINNER, the Taliban still controls Afghanistan, but Kabul is in ruins. Parvana's father is dead, and the rest of her family could be anywhere in the country. Parvana knows she must find them, but how?
2002 199 p.