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Author Ellis, Deborah, 1960- author

Title Kids of Kabul : living bravely through a never-ending war / Deborah Ellis
Edition First edition
Published Toronto : Groundwood Books/ House of Anansi Press, [2012]
Toronto ; Berkeley [Calif.] : Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press, 2012


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 W'PONDS CRC  305.23509581 Ell/Kok  AVAILABLE
 MELB CRC  305.23509581 Ell/Kok  AVAILABLE
Description 143 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 23 cm
regular print
Contents Introduction; Faranoz, 14; Liza, 16; Aman, 16; Karima, 14; Sharifa, 14; Sadaf, 12; Mustala, 13; Ajmal, 11; Amullah, 15; Shabona, 14; Abdul, 14, and Noorina, 15; Fareeba, 12; Shyah, 14; Zuhal, 13; Parwais, 17; Palwasha, 16; Noorahu, 16; Angela, 17; Nilab, 15; Sukina, 15; Shazad, 10; Sara, 17; Shaharazad, 12; Miriam, 14; Anonymous girl, 14; Sigrullah, 14; About Afghanistan; For Further Information; Glossary; About the Author
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
Analysis juvenile Nonfiction
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references: page 140
Audience Grades 7-11
Notes A Junior Library Guild selection, 2012
Subject Afghan War, 2001- -- Juvenile literature.
Afghan War, 2001- -- Children -- Juvenile literature.
Children and war -- Afghanistan -- Juvenile literature.
Children -- Afghanistan -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Young adult fiction.
Afghan War, 2001- -- Children.
Children and war -- Afghanistan.
Children -- Afghanistan -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
LC no. 2016440750
ISBN 1554981816