Written by Canadian Author Deborah Ellis, The Breadwinner tells the story of 11 year-old Parvana whose father is arrested by Taliban soldiers. Parvana, her mother and sisters become prisoners in their own home. With no man to go out to buy food they face starvation. So Parvana must pretend to be a boy to save her family.
This is the original novel on which the animated film is based, the cover may not be the same as pictured.