By Meyer A. Kaplan
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In view that its book in 2000, thousands of youngsters world wide have learn and enjoyed The Breadwinner. by way of examining the tale of eleven-year-old Parvana and her struggles residing lower than the fear of the Taliban, younger readers got here to grasp the plight of youngsters in Afghanistan.
But what has occurred to Afghanistan’s young ones because the fall of the Taliban in 2001? In 2011, Deborah Ellis went to Kabul to determine. She interviewed young children who spoke approximately their lives now. they're nonetheless residing in a rustic torn aside by way of struggle. Violence and oppression nonetheless exist, really affecting the lives of women, however the youngsters are weathering their lives with braveness and optimism: "I used to be awfully inspired via the experience of urgency those children have wanting to get as a lot schooling and lifestyles event and enjoyable as they could, simply because they by no means comprehend while the increase goes to be diminished on them back. "
The dozen or so teenagers featured within the e-book variety in age from ten to seventeen. Many are ladies Deb met via tasks funded by way of Canadian ladies for ladies in Afghanistan, the association that's supported via royalties from The Breadwinner Trilogy. Parvana’s Fund offers promises in the direction of schooling tasks for Afghan girls and youngsters, together with faculties, libraries and literacy programs.
All royalties from the sale of children of Kabul also will visit girls for ladies in Afghanistan.
Aftermatter features a map, word list, a brief background of Afghanistan and recommendations for extra reading/resources.
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