By Deborah Ellis
Imagine your whole world changes in a short time—you go from comfort and security to poverty and uncertainty. This is the case for Parvana’s family who are victims of government changes and war in Afghanistan. The Taliban coming into power changes the status of girls and women, limiting their opportunities. The result of war means Parvana’s house has been destroyed. As the family tries to cope with these changes, they find life becoming more and more dangerous and unpredictable. When the government unjustly imprisons Parvana’s father, Parvana must step up and become the person who supports the family by going to work. This is the first book in a trilogy which chronicles the plight of Parvana , her family and friends.
I love working in the middle school library because each day I get to work with wonderful students. In addition, I have access to lots of interesting books. It is always fun to help students connect to books they like, and to talk about what they are reading.