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Author Ellis, Deborah, 1960-

Title Kids of Kabul : living bravely through a never-ending war / Deborah Ellis.

Imprint Toronto : Groundwood Books, c2012.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 PCMS True Stories  TR ELLIS    ---  Available
 PHS Non-Fiction  305.235 Ellis    ---  Available
Description 143 p. : ill., maps, ports. ; 23 cm.
Study Program AR MG RL 5.5 PTS 4.0 151044.
Accelerated Reader RL 5.5 4.0 PCMS
Awards A Junior Library Guild selection, 2012.
Audience Grades 7-11.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references: p. 140.
Summary Since its publication in 2000, hundreds of thousands of children all over the world have read and loved The Breadwinner. By reading the story of eleven-year-old Parvana and her struggles living under the terror of the Taliban, young readers came to know the plight of children in Afghanistan. But what has happened to Afghanistan's children since the fall of the Taliban in 2001? In 2011, Deborah Ellis went to Kabul to find out. She interviewed children who spoke about their lives now. They are still living in a country torn apart by war. Violence and oppression still exist, particularly affecting the lives of girls, but the kids are weathering their lives with courage and optimism: "I was incredibly impressed by the sense of urgency these kids have--needing to get as much education and life experience and fun as they can, because they never know when the boom is going to be lowered on them again." The two dozen or so children featured in the book range in age from ten to seventeen. Many are girls Deb met through projects funded by Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan (, the organization that is supported by royalties from The Breadwinner Trilogy. Parvana's Fund provides grants toward education projects for Afghan women and children, including schools, libraries and literacy programs.--Publisher description.
Subject Children -- Afghanistan -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Children and war -- Afghanistan -- Juvenile literature.
Afghan War, 2001- -- Children -- Juvenile literature.
Children -- Afghanistan -- Biography.
Children and war -- Afghanistan.
Afghan War, 2001- -- Children.
Enfants -- Afghanistan -- Biographies -- Ouvrages pour la jeunesse.
Enfants et guerre -- Afghanistan -- Ouvrages pour la jeunesse.
Guerre en Afghanistan, 2001- -- Enfants -- Ouvrages pour la jeunesse.
ISBN 9781554981816
Standard No. NLC 20119066386
AU@ 000049166563

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