The Breadwinner tells the story of Parvana, a young girl, and her family and their struggle to survive under the Taliban in Afghanistan. Parvana's father supports his family as a letter reader and writer in the market until he is arrested. His crime? He was educated in a foreign country. After her mother becomes ill, Parvana must transform herself into a boy and become the family breadwinner. The Breadwinner is a novel about loyalty, survival, families, and friendship under extraordinary circumstances.