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1 An Introduction to: The Breadwinner By: Deborah Ellis

2 Have you: Ever wondered what life was like on the other side of the world? Ever wondered what life was like on the other side of the world? Gone without food for almost an entire day? Gone without food for almost an entire day? Worked hard for money, then gave it all away to survive? Worked hard for money, then gave it all away to survive? Both loved and hated your siblings? Both loved and hated your siblings?

3 Meet Parvana She lives in Afghanistan

4 Afghanistan...Where’s that?

5 Parvana lives in this war torn country where: Girls cannot go to school Girls cannot go to school Women cannot work outside the home Women cannot work outside the home Women cannot leave their homes without a man Women cannot leave their homes without a man Homes have no running water Homes have no running water There are no TV’s, video games, or toys There are no TV’s, video games, or toys

6 Listen to the music of Afghanistan Do you hear it???? Do you hear it???? I don’t (That wasn’t allowed either!) I don’t (That wasn’t allowed either!)

7 Some new words that you will read: Burqa: A long tent-like garment which covers the entire body and head of a woman. Burqa: A long tent-like garment which covers the entire body and head of a woman.

8 Karachi: A cart on wheels, pushed by hand or pulled by donkey

9 Nan: Afghan flat bread that is long and round. (Yum!!)

10 What life was like before the war.. A common girls’ school. (Boys had their own school)

11 Here’s how girls spend their days since the Taliban took over...

12 The Taliban? Who are they? Talib is an Arabic word meaning "one who is seeking" but the word has evolved to mean "someone who is seeking religious knowledge." But, these men have taken this to an extreme, and rule with force and power. Talib is an Arabic word meaning "one who is seeking" but the word has evolved to mean "someone who is seeking religious knowledge." But, these men have taken this to an extreme, and rule with force and power.

13 Parvana Lives in a Whole New World Join us, as we explore: Join us, as we explore: The Breadwinner The Breadwinner By: Deborah Ellis By: Deborah Ellis


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