The Breadwinner Trilogy
The Breadwinner tells the story of Parvana, a young girl, and her family as they 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. Parvana's Journey, the gripping sequel to The Breadwinner, tells the story of Parvana's quest to find her family. In her search for shelter and food across the desolate Afghan countryside, she encounters other children who are strays from the war. Mud City is the final book in the acclaimed trilogy. Shauzia, Parvana's friend, has fled from Afghanistan to a refugee camp in Pakistan. Shauzia dreams of escaping the camp and travelling to France. She manages to leave the camp, but she has no money or food. Shauzia, however, is determined to find a new future for herself. Each book is accompanied by a reproducible novel study containing comprehension questions, reader response assignments, crossword puzzles, and more.