My Name is Parvana by Deborah Ellis

Groundwood Books, 2012. 9781554982974.

Interest level: Grades 5 and up.

In post-Taliban Afganistan, American soldiers have just imprisoned a teenage girl. But who is she? Why was she found wandering alone in a bombed out school? Could she be a terrorist? In Parvana’s world, four years after The Breadwinner, the war is far from over and many still continue to regard the education and freedom of girls and women with suspicion and fear.

8 thoughts on “My Name is Parvana”

  1. this is a really interesting book! and for the fact that its a true story makes it even more interesting than ever before!

  2. It’s a bit confusing in the first chapter because it switches to past and present time just until the past and present become in sync. (thats just one of the beauties of this book)

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