The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis
Cover by Pascal Milelli
Publisher: Groundwood Books
What a wonderful story of a young girl who lives in Kabul, Afghanistan during the time when the Taliban has taken over. Her father is arrested, and so she decides to become the "breadwinner" by dressing as a boy to go out into the markets.
At a time when everyone is shouting for diversity in books, this novel certainly hits the spot. It not only covers a culture that we are not use to, but it also deals with women's rights.
I hope you enjoy this book...as well as the sequels...as much as I did!