Publication Date: 06/03/2014 ISBN: 9780192734044 Category:

My Name Is Parvana

Deborah Ellis

Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 06/03/2014 ISBN: 9780192734044 Category:
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She heard the woman’s boots walk away down the hall. She stood and waited, listening hard to see if the boots would come back.
When she was sure she was alone, the girl finally spoke.
‘Yes,’ she whispered. ‘My name is Parvana.’

Fifteen-year-old Parvana has built a new life with her family, and it’s the life she’s always dreamt of. She’s learning in a real school, and teaching too.

But this is Afghanistan, and the war is far from over. Many still view the education and freedom of women with suspicion and fear. And that means Parvana – and her family – are in danger.

When she’s taken away by American soldiers, suspected of being a terrorist, Parvana must find a way to protect her family, and keep her hope alive.

Publisher Review

I really felt Parvana's sense of danger and how she felt about being separated from her family. I think this book is suitable for all age groups although its topic is quite serious. * Paige Sluice, Teen Titles * ... ideal for older readers to gain some insight into the complexities of life in Afghanistan. * Annalise Taylor, Carousel * This is a compelling and riveting page-turner that is harrowing, inspiring and thought provoking throughout * Lucy Carlton-Walker, The School Librarian * The story feels realistic and the writing moves at a gallop * Alex O'Connell (Children's book of the week), The Times * [Parvana] represents those millions of girls all around the world who have no voice of their own. * Jo Cotterill *

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