The Breadwinner Trilogy
When Deborah Ellis read about the Taliban occupation of Afghanistan and about their brutal treatment of girls and women, she decided that she had to get involved. She visited refugee camps in Pakistan, met Afghan women, and heard about their experiences. She was particularly struck by the story of a young girl who had cut off her hair and disguised herself as a boy so she could earn money to support her family. Deborah knew she had to turn that story into a book. The result was The Breadwinner trilogy, which tells the compelling stories of Parvana and her best friend, Shauzia. More than two million copies of The Breadwinner series have sold worldwide.