Rollercoasters: Breadwinner Reader by Deborah Ellis


Rollercoasters: Breadwinner Reader by Deborah Ellis

Rollercoasters are novels for Key Stage 3, selected by teachers, consultants and students, that really work in the classroom. The Breadwinner is a topical historical novel that explores fully the realities of life in Afghanistan.


Ellis tells it as it is... this simple tale has the ring of authenticity Guardian Education While the story is bleak, Parvana's courage and determination to survive in a man's world is heartening TES

About the Author

Deborah Ellis

Deborah Ellis works as a mental health residential counsellor in Toronto and is the winner of the Governor General’s Award in Canada (equivalent to the Carnegie Medal) for her first novel 'Looking for X'.

She was raised in Paris, Ontario and from the time she was 17 she has been a political activist, advocating non-violence. After high school she went to Toronto and worked in the Peace Movement. Later she got involved in the Women’s Movement, focusing on women’s rights and economic justice. She has spent a lot of time in Pakistan, in Afghan refugee camps, talking to women and documenting their lives under 20 years of war. Her main engagement continues to be anti-war politics.

Her books include 'The Breadwinner' and its sequel 'Parvana's Journey'. Both books are set in Afghanistan during and after the rule of the Taliban.

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Book Info


Part-work (fasciculo)
176 pages


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Publication date

24th June 2010



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