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Parvana's Journey

by Deborah Ellis

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Winner of the Jane Addams Children's Book Award

A war is raging in Afghanistan as a coalition of Western forces tries to oust the Taliban by bombing the country. Parvana's father has died, and her mother, sister and brother have gone to a faraway wedding, not knowing what has happened to the father. Parvana doesn't know where they are. She just knows she has to find them.

She sets out alone, masquerading as a boy, her journey becoming more perilous as the bombs begin to fall. Making her way across the desolate Afghan countryside, she meets other children who are strays from the war. The children travel together because it is easier than being alone. And, as they forge their own family in the war zone that Afghanistan has become, their resilience, imagination and luck help them to survive.

A map, glossary and author's note provide young readers with background and context. Royalties from the sale of this book will go to Women for Women, an organization that supports health and education projects in Afghanistan.

About the Author

Deborah Ellis

Known around the world for her Breadwinner series, author and humanitarian Deborah Ellis has written nearly thirty books for children and young people, most of which explore themes of courage and social justice. Deborah's many awards include the Governor General's Award, the Ruth Schwartz Award, the Vicky Metcalf Award, the American Library Association's Notable List, and the Jane Addams Children's Book Award. Deborah lives in Simcoe, Ontario.
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Contributor Notes

Deborah Ellis is best known for her Breadwinner Trilogy set in Afghanistan and Pakistan — a series that has been published in twenty-five languages, with more than one million dollars in royalties donated to Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan and Street Kids International. She has won the Governor General's Award, the Ruth Schwartz Award, the University of California's Middle East Book Award, Sweden's Peter Pan Prize, the Jane Addams Children's Book Award and the Vicky Metcalf Award for a Body of Work. She recently received the Ontario Library Association's President's Award for Exceptional Achievement, and she has been named to the Order of Ontario.

Deborah lives in Simcoe, Ontario.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
10 to 14
Grade:
5 to 9
Reading age:
10 to 14
Awards
  • Long-listed, Garden State Teen Book Awards (NJLA)
  • Winner, Red Cedar Book Award
  • Commended, Manitoba Young Reader's Choice Award
  • Long-listed, OLA Red Maple Award
  • Long-listed, Tiny Torgi Audio
  • Winner, OLA Golden Oak Award
  • Winner, Jane Addams Children's Book Award
  • Commended, YALSA BBYA
  • Winner, Ruth Schwartz Award
  • Commended, CLA Book of the Year for Children Award (Honour Book)
  • Commended, Amazon.ca Top Ten
  • Long-listed, Governor General's Literary Awards: Text

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