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The breadwinner : a graphic novel / text adapted by Shelley Tanaka from the Breadwinner film from a screenplay by Anita Doron ; color stills by Breadwinner Canada Inc., Cartoon Saloon, Melusine Productions S.A.

Tanaka, Shelley, (adaptor.). Ellis, Deborah, 1960- (author.). Doron, Anita, 1974- (screenwriter.). Breadwinner Canada Inc. (Added Author). Cartoon Saloon (Firm) (Added Author). Melusine Productions. (Added Author).

Available copies

  • 4 of 4 copies available at SC LENDS.

Current holds

0 current holds with 4 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
AHJ - Pratt Memorial Branch J ELL (comic/graphic) (Text) 30365101289875 Juvenile Graphic Available -
Kershaw - Bethune Library J Tanaka (Text) 33255003450401 Juvenile Graphic Available -
Kershaw - Elgin Library J Tanaka (Text) 33255003470409 Juvenile Graphic Available -
Union Carnegie Library GN J F ELL (Text) 380378 Juvenile Graphic Novel Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781773061634
  • ISBN: 1773061631
  • Physical Description: 77 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
  • Publisher: Toronto : Groundwood Books, House of Anansi Press, 2018.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Based on the original book by Deborah Ellis.
Summary, etc.:
Young Parvana lives with her family in one room of a bombed-out apartment building in Kabul, Afghanistan. Because Parvana's father has a foreign education, he is arrested by the Taliban. Women cannot appear in public unless covered head to toe, go to school, or work outside the home, so the family becomes increasingly desperate until Parvana conceives a plan.
Subject: Taliban > Comic books, strips, etc.
Women's rights > Comic books, strips, etc.
Sex role > Comic books, strips, etc.
Disguise > Comic books, strips, etc.
Survival > Comic books, strips, etc.
Kabul (Afghanistan) > Comic books, strips, etc.
Afghanistan > Comic books, strips, etc.
Taliban > Fiction.
Women's rights > Fiction.
Sex role > Fiction.
Disguise > Fiction.
Survival > Fiction.
Kabul (Afghanistan) > Fiction.
Afghanistan > Fiction.
Genre: Graphic novels.
Comics (Graphic works)

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