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Parvana

April 25, 2018

Based closely on real life, this is the exciting and inspiring story of Parvana, a young girl growing up in Afghanistan, as she struggles to make a life for herself and her family under the harsh rule of the Taliban.

There are many types of battle in Afghanistan.

Imagine living in a country where women and girls are not allowed to leave the house without a man. Imagine having to wear clothes that cover every part of your body, including your face, whenever you go out. This is the life of Parvana, a young girl growing up in Afghanistan under the control of an extreme religious military group.

When soldiers burst into her home and drag her father off to prison, Parvana is forced to take responsibility for her whole family, dressing as a boy to make a living in the marketplace of Kabul, risking her life in the dangerous and volatile city.

By turns exciting and touching, Parvana is a story of courage in the face of overwhelming fear and repression.

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Parvana is set in Kabul, Afghanistan under the extreme Taliban regime. The Taliban ban women from going outside without a man and declare that all women must be covered up with a burqua. Parvana’s father works in the marketplace as a letter reader and writer. One evening, whilst Parvana and her family were eating dinner a group of Taliban soldiers burst through the door and brutally arrest her father for having an education. The arrest of her father sent her mother into a state of depression and stress; she lied on the toshak for several days and completely shut down from reality. Fortunately, Parvana ran into an old family friend named Mrs. Weera. She was kind enough to move in with the distressed family and help them to gain hope and endure the harsh circumstances. Parvana is a heart wrenching story about the main character, an eleven year old girl who’s forced to help her family survive. Parvana suffers many hardships and challenges, but never gives up hope. She is her father’s Malali (strong, brave fighter).

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Parvana is set in Kabul, Afghanistan under the extreme Taliban regime. The Taliban ban women from going outside without a man and declare that all women must be covered up with a burqua. Parvana’s father works in the marketplace as a letter reader and writer. One evening, whilst Parvana and her family were eating dinner a group of Taliban soldiers burst through the door and brutally arrest her father for having an education. The arrest of her father sent her mother into a state of depression and stress; she lied on the toshak for several days and completely shut down from reality. Fortunately, Parvana ran into an old family friend named Mrs. Weera. She was kind enough to move in with the distressed family and help them to gain hope and endure the harsh circumstances. Parvana is a heart wrenching story about the main character, an eleven year old girl who’s forced to help her family survive. Parvana suffers many hardships and challenges, but never gives up hope. She is her father’s Malali (strong, brave fighter).

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My name is Shem Banbury. I am the owner and Chief Editor of Kiwi Kids News. By day I am a school teacher and by night a wannabe triathlete.

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1

Great book! It was really cool to learn about how different it is in Afghanistan and sad. It made me realise how lucky I am to live in a safe country. It was sad to think about all those countrys in war. It had a really great story line and made me want to just keep on reading.

2

I really loved this book because it shows you what it is like in a country filled with war and it teaches you about how grateful we should be

3

Wow what a great book I learnt a lot about the world I’m this book we are so luck to live in such a un war country and I hope it stays like this,

4

Parvana is such a great book I definitely recommend it I learnt a lot about it the world and how we are so luck to live in such an un war place

5

parvana is a really good book it shows how different Afghanistan is to New Zealand and it is very sad that family's get pulled apart because of the Taliban and the bombs that get dropped. i hope New Zealand doesn't turn out like that.