This powerful companion to Parvana and Parvana's Journey, by award winning Canadian author, Deborah Ellis, tells the gripping story of a young girl's fight to make a life for herself outside the refugee camps on the borders of Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Deborah Ellis has achieved international acclaim with her courageous and dramatic books that give Western readers a glimpse into the plight of children in developing countries. She has won the Governor General's Award, Sweden's Peter Pan Prize, the Ruth Schwartz Award, the University of California's Middle East Book Award, the Jane Addams Children's Book Award and the Vicky Metcalf Award. A long-time feminist and anti-war activist, she is best known for the Parvana series, which has been published around the world in twenty-nine languages, with more than two million dollars in royalties donated to organisations such as Women for Women in Afghanistan, UNICEF, and Street Kids International. In 2017, Parvana was adapted into an award-winning animated film called The Breadwinner. In 2006, Deb was named to the Order of Ontario and in 2016 she was named to the Order of Canada.