The Breadwinner is a children's novel by Deborah Ellis. The title refers to the role of the protagonist, 11-year-old Parvana, who is forced by circumstances to be the breadwinner for her family in a war-torn Taliban era in Afghanistan.
Has nothing to do with that weird cartoon with the ducks.
The book contains examples of:
- The Fundamentalist: The Taliban.
- The Glorious War of Sisterly Rivalry: Parvana is not as pretty as her older sister Nooria, and in the beginning of the book, they don't get along very well.
- Sweet Polly Oliver: Parvana and Shauzia dress as boys in order to earn money for their families, since the Taliban did not allow women to work outside the home.