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Children's Fiction Middle East

Le bibliobus

by (author) Bahram Rahman

illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard

Publisher
Scholastic Canada Ltd
Initial publish date
Aug 2021
Category
Middle East, School & Education, Girls & Women
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781443189361
    Publish Date
    Aug 2021
    List Price
    $11.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 6 to 18
  • Grade: 1 to 12

Description

 

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Jusqu’à peu de temps avant la naissance de Pari, une fillette d’Afghanistan, les filles de son pays n’avaient pas le droit d’apprendre à lire et à écrire. À présent, c’est le premier jour de Pari comme assistante de sa maman dans le bibliobus. Pari se demande pourquoi les jeunes filles qu’elle rencontre ne pourront pas, comme elle, se rendre à l’école l’année prochaine. Sa mère lui explique qu’il n’y a pas d’école dans le village où elles se trouvent ni dans le camp de réfugiés. C’est d’ailleurs la raison pour laquelle sa maman les aide et la raison pour laquelle Pari doit aider, elle aussi.

Un magnifique récit de Bahram Rahman, un auteur né en Afghanistan et déterminé à raconter l’histoire des enfants de son pays, en particulier des filles, qui ont depuis peu, droit à l’éducation.

 

Can you imagine a world where girls are forbidden to learn how to read and write? Meet Pari, a young girl from Afghanistan, whose Mama told her that this was the case not long before she was born. Today is Pari's first day as Mama's helper on Kabul's first ever library bus. Pari can't help but wonder why these young girls can't go to a real school like she will next year. Then Mama explains: there are no schools in that village or the refugee camp. This is why Mama helps them, and why Pari must help too.

A beautiful tale from author Bahram Rahman, an Afghanistan native determined to tell the story of his country's incredibly strong girls, in pursuit of an education.

Original title: The Library Bus

 

About the authors

 

BAHRAM RAHMAN est né à Kaboul, en Afghanistan, et a grandi pendant la guerre civile et le régime taliban. C’est pour décrire les difficultés rencontrées par les femmes de sa famille à recevoir une éducation qu’il a écrit Le bibliobus. Il a voulu mettre en lumière les barrières à l’éducation qui existent encore aujourd’hui pour des millions d’enfants, en particulier des filles, qui vivent dans des pays déchirés par la guerre.

 

BAHRAM RAHMAN was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, and grew up during the civil war and the Taliban regime. He wrote Le bibliobus, his first picture book, to document the struggle for education experienced by the women in his own family and to draw attention to the barriers that still exist for millions of children, especially girls, living in war-torn countries today.

 

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GABRIELLE GRIMARD a illustré plus de 30 albums, dontLes mots volés, Quand j’avais huit ans, Fatima et les voleurs de clémentines, Aujourd'hui peut-être... et les livres de la série Petit Gnouf. Elle est aussi l'auteure-illustratrice de l'album Lila et la corneille. Gabrielle habite aux environs de Montréal.

 

From the time she was little GABRIELLE GRIMARD loved art, dismaying her elementary school teachers by constantly drawing in class. Later Gabrielle studied art in high school and university. After her son was born, she began illustrating children’s books and has now created more than 25, including When I Was Eight (Quand j'avais huit ans), Stolen Words (Les mots volés) and Not My Girl (Où est ma fille?). Lila and the Crow (Lila et la corneille) is the first book she both wrote and illustrated. She uses watercolours, gouache and oil to create images of amazing warmth and depth. Gabrielle lives near Montreal, QC. Visit her at https://www.gabriellegrimard.com.

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