My Name is Parvana (Paperback)

Deborah Ellis


She heard the woman's boots walk away down the hall. She stood and waited, listening hard to see if the boots would come back. When she was sure she was alone, the girl finally spoke. 'Yes,' she whispered. 'My name is Parvana.' Fifteen-year-old Parvana has built a new life with her family, and it's the life she's always dreamt of. She's learning in a real school, and teaching too. But this is Afghanistan, and the war is far from over. Many still view the education and freedom of women with suspicion and fear. And that means Parvana - and her family - are in danger. When she's taken away by American soldiers, suspected of being a terrorist, Parvana must find a way to protect her family, and keep her hope alive.

Product Details

  • Product code: AQJVC
  • ISBN: 9780192734044
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 19.8cm x 12.9cm
  • Pages: 240
  • Publish date: Thu Mar 06 00:00:00 GMT 2014
  • Book points: 0

Red House Reader Review

Reader review: My Name is Parvana - Paperback - 9780192734044
Laura Stevens
Red House Reviewer

Parvana, a teenage girl living in Afghanistan under the rule of the Taliban, has reunited with her family. Together, they have built a school to support girls who have previously been denied the right to an education. The students flourish and Parvana begins to learn too. But then it all goes wrong. Reading this book really opened my eyes to the terrible treatment some women in the world are facing right now. Parvana’s story thrilled and gripped me from the start to the end.

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Age range is too low for this book - hence rating -

This is a good book but suitable for 11+.

Janet , Wed Aug 12 14:51:00 BST 2015

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